Sunday, 3 January 2016

New Zuari bridge, 8 lane cable stayed..

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Foundation stone was laid  by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari 
Union Ministers Manohar Parrikar and Shripad Naik, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and others were present on the occasion
Goa Velha Football ground on 1.1.2016
Rs 2,700 crore cable-stayed parallel bridge over Zuari river  in Cortalim - Agassaim.
(Rs.27000,000,000 or $410 millions or £278 Millions)

The main bridge will be joined by flyovers / Elevated bypass as follows
1.  Bambolim to Agassaim (8.2 kms)
2.  Cable stayed bridge 640M and approach roads on both sides ( Total 1.084 kms)

3.  Cortalim to Verna (4.3 kms)

The bridge will pass over the existing Railway bridge at Cortalim.

Artistic presentation of 8 lane cable stayed new Zuari bridge .
New bridge design preview

Foundation Stone laying ceremony at Goa Velha on 1.1.2016
Some Pics and video
Manohar Parrikar speaking
Hangar, Dignitaries etc

As per Aug. 2015 estimates..
Package I - Bambolim to Agassaim (8.2 kms) which will cost 829.60 cr,
Package II - cable stayed bridge and approach roads on both sides (1.084 kms) costing 880.75 cr,
Package III - Cortalim to Verna (4.3 kms) costing Rs 783 cr.
Package IV- is land acquisition, rehabilitation, resettlement – utility shifting and relocation which will cost Rs 264.72 cr, according to PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar.
(1 Crore = 100 Lacs or 100,00,000)

Fresh inputs from Toi 5/5/16
8 lane cable stayed bridge 640 mtr long  will cost Rs.620 crore
Overall Cost of the project is around 3000 crores

Artistic presentation

Update 8.2.2017 - Pics and video


the existing bridge (1983)
with konkan Railways bridge

Update Aug. 8, 2016
New Zuari bridge rady by April 2019 say Road Surface Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Rajya Sabha on 8.8.16 in written reply to Congress MP Shantaram Naik (Goa). The work will cost Rs.936 crores. To build under EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction). Work already awarded in February 15

Update Aug. 2, 2016
Work on new Zuari bridge to start from October 2016 says PWD Minister Sudin in the Assembly House

Update May 24, 2016
Work on new Zuari bridge to start in next 2-3 months
Says PWD Chief Engineer  (Officiating) Uttam Parsekar H dtd 25.5.16

Update May 5, 2016 (TOI)*
Work on Construction of the bridge likely to start in 4 months as soil testing etc still going on

Update 23.2.16
Work order issued (around 22.2.16) ?
As the DBL has to carry out it own soil tests etc  the actual starting of bridge work could start after 6 months say around August 2016 or later and the new bridge would be ready by August 2019 if it completes within its given deadline period of 3 years.
DBL in joint venture with the Ukraine Company Mostobudivelnyi Zahin Limited
Partly Sourced from TOI 23.2.16

update February 11.2016
Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL) of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) won the contract to build 640-long 8 lane cable stayed bridge for over 450  (620 crores*).  The work will start after the work order issued by Ministry of Road Transport within a month.  The other two tenders for approach roads etc will be opened soon.

Old Zuari bridge
As for present Zuari bridge, it was inaugurated  around  1983 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi? (to be confirmed)  but  weeks or months before that it was unofficially inaugurated around 10th April by  Kiran Bedi? the then SP (Traffic) of Goa. (Vehicular traffic was using the bridge before 15th April pending official inauguration)  The bridge was ready but waiting for PM etc to inaugurate.   Earlier, the official inauguration of the bridge was postponed  at least twice due to non availability of PM etc. 
I also remember, it took at least  11-14 years to complete the Zuari bridge (Foundation stone laid by then or Goa's first Chief Minister Dayanand Bandodkar, died in 1973)
The bridge was build by Gammon India Ltd.
Public transport buses started plying on the bridge around 12th May.
Ferry stopped plying on this sector (Except Madkai) around 17th May thus  RND losing about 25 lacs per year due to stoppage of ferries on this profitable route.   In 70s, all over Goa, every passenger paid 25p to cross river by ferry, vehicles at extra charge.  Passengers and two wheeler on ferries now (all Goa) travel free of cost probably since 1986 after the collapse of Mandovi bridge at Panaji.
Bridge Toll booths started collecting toll as from 15th Sept 1983. Toll being Rs.10 for buses/Trucks, Rs.2 for light vehicle, cars and 50p for two wheeler. Toll collection was expected to run for 10 years with yearly income revenue of 55 lacs

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