Upgrading/Widening of Roads to Six Lane Standard, Package 4: Rani-Biratnagar-Itahari-Dharan Road; Asset Management, Contract Management and Quality Control Project (ACQMP)

Project Info

  • Category

    Roads & Bridges

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Client: Department Roads
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: July 2010 to May 2011
Consulting Association: GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd
Approx. Value of Services: NRs 6.46 million
Professional Staff Input: National (22) person months

Salient Details:

Package 4 of ACQMP comprised design, IEE and preparation of contract documents and Detailed Project Report (DPR) for upgrading/widening of 49 km section of Koshi Highway from Rani-Biratnagar-Itahari-Dharan (i.e. project road) to 6 lane standard. This package also included 3 bypass roads (i.e. Rani Bypass-5.2 km. Duhabi Bypass-1.54 km and Dharan Bypass-1.9 km) to ease road widening along major urban areas of Biratnagar, Duhabi and Dharan) and new bridges-Budhi Khola, SMIP Main Canal Crossing and Seuti Khola. The cost estimate for widening of project road, bypass roads and bridges is NRs 5,998.6 Million.

The scope of services was divided into 5 components:

Component 1: Detailed Design of Road and Other Structures

  • Engineering survey, road alignment improvement survey, road inventory survey, survey of utilities to be relocated, geotechnical survey, hydrological survey/drainage study, materials availability survey, traffic survey and road safety audit
  • Detailed design of alignment upgrading/widening and new alignment (in case of Duhabi Bypass); pavement (existing pavement-asphalt concrete overlay and reconstruction, new asphalt concrete pavement for widening, rigid pavement for bus laybys); drainage improvement (side drains, sub surface drain, culverts;  road side facilities (bus laybys, bus stop, bus shelter, side walk); and traffic and road safety measures (median and side barriers, guard rail and delineators; road markings and traffic signs; overhead traffic signs; traffic light signals and street lights); and utilities (electric, telecom, optical fiber and water supply) relocation.
  • Detail drawings and cost estimates and BoQ
  • Scheduling and contract packaging

Component 2: Detailed Design of Bridges

  • Engineering survey, hydrological analysis
  • Bridge site and bridge type study
  • Soil investigation (boring 168 m, SPT, sampling and lab testing)
  • Detailed design of bridges- Budhi Khola, 92 m, 2 lane with foot path, well foundation, pre-stressed; SMIP Main Canal Crossing, span 22 m, 6 lane with side walk, RCC T beam, open foundation; and Seuti Khola, 36 m, 2 lane, pre-stressed, open foundation)

Component 3: Initial Environmental Examination

  • Preparation of ToR
  • Property acquisition survey
  • IEE study

Component 4: Preparation of Contract Documents

  • Preparation of bid documents for each contract package
  • Preparation of special provisions of Technical Specifications

Component 5: Preparation of DPR

  • Preparation of report comprising summary of design and IEE