Eptisa will supervise the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Nuapada-Bango Munda Section of NH-217 highway in the State of Odisha in India

The contract is part of the Phase I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Projects

June 16 2014

The Nuapada-Bango Munda Section of NH-217 in the State of Odisha in India is one of the 11 stretches of National Highways under Phase I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Projects (NHIIP), aimed to improve and sustain integration of less developed areas in the project states by enhancing their road connectivity with the national highways network.

Within this project, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of the Government of India has awarded Eptisa a new World Bank-funded contract to carry out the supervision of the rehabilitation and upgrading to 2 lanes with paved shoulders configuration of the 68 km long section from Nuapada to Bango Munda.

The objective of the project is to equalise widening on both sides except in some reaches where realignment has been proposed due to geometric improvements: widening of the existing single (3.5m) and intermediate (5.5m) lane to two lanes (7m), raising the formation level where necessary, upgrading/improvement of road geometrics, pavement strengthening and improving cross drainage structures.

The project includes construction of 6 new bridges, 81 new culverts (56 in main carriageway and 25 in link roads), widening of 20 culverts, drains in built-up areas, 30 bus bays, road safety, among other items.

The civil works will be executed under traditional item-rate contract using the Standard Bidding Document (SBD) of the World Bank with modifications duly agreed to between the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the World Bank.


 
 Eptisa will supervise the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Nuapada-Bango Munda Section of NH-217 highway in the State of Odisha in India