The six-lane access-control Firozabad (Village Gurha) to Etawah (Village Moonj) section of the project with service road on one side in staggered manner is part of the Agra-Lucknow Expressway which extends the connectivity of Lucknow with Delhi with high speed corridors. The start point of this section of the project expressway is near Village Gurha (Bah, Firozabad) and ends near Village Moonj (Etawah). This is a greenfield section with an approximate length of 62.0 kilometre and with adequate provisions of Road Over bridges/Road Under Bridges, interchanges and flyovers in order to ensure uninterrupted traffic flow. The project is executed on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis to keep pace with the forth coming economic development within the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The main objective of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh and also in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying in this part of the state. The development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the concerned regions of the state.
For Ramboll, the scope of the project included preparing post-bid detailed engineering designs of roads and interchanges as well as make conceptual layout design of foundation, substructure, superstructure and miscellaneous structures with multiple options. The detailed design services included but were not limited to provision of Definitive Design, Construction Reference GFC Drawings, and Calculations.
Ramboll also carried out complete modelling of the alignments and was involved in the process of value engineering to make the structures and roads economical in terms of cost, time, ease of construction, safety and aesthetics. Apart from reviewing the alternatives for optimization of the project, Ramboll experts participated in discussion with the client for finalisation of the construction scheme.
The review of topographic surveys and geotechnical investigation reports prepared by the contractor/agencies were undertaken by Ramboll.