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Case Studies – Urban Planning

Case Studies – Urban Planning

Assignment:

Infrastructure development of two cities, Jodhpur and Bikaner in Rajasthan and commissioned by the Government of Rajasthan under Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Plan

The assignment received the Infrastructure Excellence Award in the category of Best Design Project.

Scope :

Road sector: Traffic studies and solutions for single lane, two lane and four lane carriageway; bituminous and concrete roads and construction of bridges over railway crossing were proposed.

The drainage sector:

The plan for construction of 52 km length of drains and re-sectioning / strengthening of existing drains, providing solutions for flood prone areas of Jodhpur and Bikaner proposed.

Solid Waste Management:

Centralised solutions for collection of waste using modern equipment and disposal through landfills was proposed.

Slum Improvement:

Area development works like roads, sewerage, drains and water supply facilities in slum areas of Jodhpur and Bikaner.

Water & Sewerage Sector:

Water treatment plant, two packages for transmission network, distribution network strengthening and NRW management, water distribution stations, construction of new pumping station, refurbishment of existing pumping machineries, raw water earthen impounding reservoir, technology solutions for distribution of water, ELSRs/GLSRs ,sewerage collection network and out fall sewer, one 20 MLD sewage treatment plant, technology solutions for sewage management was proposed.

Fire-fighting Systems:

Fire station buildings consisting of four garages in each fire station along with Drill Tower for training was proposed. Fire service equipment for six cities was tendered. TCE's solutions helped put safety systems in place in the towns.

GIS and Mapping:

A database covering details of existing water supply, sewerage pipelines and proposed utilities under different contracts is prepared for Jodhpur and Bikaner.

Heritage:

The proposal included environmental improvement of water bodies and conservation/restoration of old heritage sites.

Emergency Health Services:

Construction of advanced medical facilities and improvement/extension of satellite hospitals and dispensaries in Jodhpur and Bikaner were proposed.

The Challenge:

The project had components from different disciplines and necessitated the deployment of experts from various fields. Working with three associate consultants and applying its singular expertise in individual sectors in one large area, called for a lot of coordination and precision in planning.

Value Additions:

People living in the area round Khatarnak Puliya and Raikabagh in Jodhpur were relieved from the water logging menace thanks to the drainage solutions provided by TCE.

112 Kacchhi bastis of Jodhpur and Bikaner were benefited by the slum improvement solutions. 20,000 households in Bikaner came under the property connections network and 33000 households in Jodhpur came under the sewerage collection network bringing a source of revenue for the Bikaner and Jodhpur townships

The proposed water system was planned keeping in mind climate change concerns and a focus on reducing the carbon foot print. Total cost of energy for existing system was Rs 2.12 per Kl. After re-organisation of water system, the energy cost for the combined system has become Rs 1.41/Kl. This has resulted in total energy cost saving of Rs 222 lakhs per annum.

The rehabilitation of slums, makeover of an abandoned lake, increase in revenue by bringing consumers in the fold of the water and sewer disposal network, flood and water logging solutions, etc benefitted nearly 1,90,000 people