Pavement design for widening a stretch of MDR from srirangapatna to ilavala-A Case study
The project road is a Major District Road (MDR) having a length of 17.68 Km. It is abypass road taking off from SH-17 (Mysore - Bangalore Highway) after Srirangapatna,Mandya district, at Km 127.500 and connecting SH-88 (Mysore - Madikeri road) nearIlavala, Mysore district, at Km 145.176.The project road provides connectivity to major tourist locations like KRS dam,Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary, Balmuri falls etc., in Mandya and Mysore districts. It alsoprovides connectivity to Coorg and South Canara districts including interstateconnectivity to Kerala. The project road is also extensively used by granite materialsuppliers from Bebi granite quarry, Bebi village, Pandavapura taluk, Mandya district. Asa result of these, there is heavy commercial traffic movement along this road.Presently, the project road is a two lane and intermediate road with variable shoulderwidths and cannot handle the high density of traffic. Also, the pavement condition of theroad needs substantial improvements.In view of the above, KRDCL has taken up the task of upgrading the present project roadto a 4-lane highway with divided carriageway. A 4-lane highway will facilitate smoothtraffic flow, boost tourism and economy in Mysore, Mandya and Coorg districts.M/s
E I Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
Bangalore, have been assigned the task of providingnecessary consultancy services for preparation of a Detailed Project Report for taking upwidening and improvements to the road considering various engineering aspects as perthe Terms of Reference
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