Panipat Elevated Expressway Project
Senior DGM (Bridges), ECC Division L&T, New Delhi
Panipat, the war city of India situated at 90 km from National capital, Delhi, has a glorious pastin the Indian history. It is said that at the time of battle of Mahabharat one of the five villageswhich were demanded by the pandavas was "Panpat” which was later on renamed as Panipat.Three major battles were fought at this place in 1526, 1556 and 1761. Panipat is famous inIndia by the name of “City of Weaver.” Panipat district has significant place in internationalmarket for “Handloom products.” It is also the biggest centre for shoddy yarn in the world.National Highway No. 1 connecting Delhi-Panipat-Ambala-Amritsar and going upto Indo/Pakborder is a very important National highway and connects northern part of the country includingstates of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana with Delhi and rest ofthe country. In eventuality of war, this road also serves as a vital link to Wagha border area asDelhi Cantonment, Ambala Cantonment and Jalandhar Cantonment are situated along sidethis road. As a result traffic intensity on the road is very high. The project section throughPanipat is a serious bottleneck to the speedy, smooth and safe flow of traffic mainly on accountof congested ypes of traffic due to Panipat being an industrial city.
The Panipat Elevated Expressway Project (PEEP) has come up in the heart of Panipat. Theentire stretch between km 86.000 & 96.000 has been been developed to a 6 lane accesscontrol highway with elevated 6 lane structure from 88560 to 92160. This 3.6 km flyover is thelongest 6 lane flyover in India till date. This Built Operate and Transfer (BoT) project has beenexecuted by L&T Panipat Elevated Corridor Limited (L&T PECL). National Highways Authorityof India (NHAI), New Delhi has alloted a 20 year concession to PEEP to finance, design, built,operate and maintain this new bridge. It is the first BoT project completed 6 months ahead ofschedule.
Access controlled 6 lane highway in the reach km 86.000 to km 96.000.
Separate 2 lane peripheral road with paved shoulder on either side of access controlled6 lane highway for the local Panipat traffic.
Three Underpasses to accommodate 4 lane divided carriageway.
Construction of 2 New minor Bridges @ Ch: 91.400 & Ch: 96.000.
Widening / construction /reconstruction of culverts, drains, ducts for services etc.
Other miscellaneous provisions like Toll Plaza, lighting at Toll Plaza, street lighting, roadfurniture, road markings, signalized junctions etc.
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