Report on the Estimate for a Road Construction
The estimate for the construction of Hindnagar - kaliganj road of 25 km - 500 in length has been prepared for linking Kalignaj with the District Headquarters in compliance with S.E.'s letter no .dated
Kalignaj is an important market place for agricultural products and there are some cottage industries in the area, and there having no road the area is not being developed. The proposed road will also serve many villages on either side. The people of the locality have also represented and demanded separately for the construction of this road. It is therefore essential to construct this road. The proposal has been included in the Fourth Five year Plan and the cost will be met from the Road Development Fund.
Alignment of the road follows an existing card road with straightening when necessary and avoiding conjested areas as far as possible. Flat curves have been provided with a minimum radius of 150 m. In selecting the alignment principles of shortest route, serving maximum population, minimum drainage crossing easy gradient economy of construction, etc.., have been followed. The road passes mostly through uncultivated area in plane land, and mostly in banking of 60 cm to 90 cm high excepting a few places where the road passes in low where high banking will be required.
Planet table survey has been made for the whole length of the road for 60 m width on each side of the centre line and L-section has been prepared by taking levels at every 30 m and cross levels have been taken at every 90 metre. Formation line has been fixed to have easy gradient and ruling gradient of 1 in 40 has not reached anywhere. Highest flood level has been kept in view and formation line has been kept above normal flood level.
A number of culverts will be required along the length of the road and ridge of about
30 m span will be required across the stream in km 12. A list of bridges and culverts of different span has been enclosed and provisions have been made on the basis of running metre of span at the rate of Rs. 5,000.00 per r m of span for culverts and Rs. 6,000.00 per r m of span for bridges.
Bridges shall have to be designed on I.R.C class A Loading and their detailed estimate shall have to be prepared separately.
A present land of 30 m width shall be required and has been provided in the estimate. Temporary land for borrowpits shall be required for one year for taking earth for embankment and provision has been made accordingly
The whole work of construction shall be spread in five years, earth work one year, rest for settlement one year, metalling two years and painting one year.
Second coat bituminous painting shall be done after one year of 1st cost of painting and
cost of painting shall be met from maintenance grant.
All works shall be done strictly as per detailed P.W.D Specifications. The estimate has been prepared at P.W.D Schedule of rates and local current rates and analysis of rates have been given for non-schedule items. The work shall be done by contract by inviting tenders.
Survey Plan, L-sections and Cross-sections of the proposed road are enclosed with the estimate. An index plan showing the alignment has also been enclosed.
The estimate amounting to Rs. 25,00,000.00 has been submitted for sanction and allotment of fund.