Ayodhya Bypass Project Route Map, Information and Status Update

Development of Ayodhya Bypass: Enhancing Infrastructure and Connectivity

The proposed project, “Development of 4/6 Lane Ayodhya Bypass,” under NHDP Phase-VII in Uttar Pradesh, is set to reshape the region’s infrastructure and connectivity. Let’s delve into the project details with a combination of paragraphs, bullet points, and tables:

Salient Features of Project:

The project aims to construct a 4/6 lane Ayodhya Bypass, connecting NH-28 from chainage 139+928 to NH-28 at chainage 153+281. The project alignment spans approximately 67.572 km.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 5703.82 Crores
  • Total Length: 67.572 km
  • Lanes: 4/6 Lane
  • Current Status: Bids and Tendering
  • Land Required: 396.7 ha including 2.4 ha protected forest land
  • Estimated Completion: 2026
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Right of Way: 60 m
  • Project Model: Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM)

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Land Use and Environmental Impact

  • The land use pattern within a 10 km radius of the project road is predominantly agricultural land, habitation, and waterbodies.
  • Notably, the alignment avoids sensitive areas, as it does not pass through any wildlife sanctuary, protected area, or eco-sensitive zone.
  • The proposed highway does pass through protected forest areas (roadside/railway side plantation), necessitating the diversion of about 2.4 hectares of protected forest land.

Route Alignment of Upcoming Ayodhya Bypass Project :

  • The proposed highway originates from NH-28 (chainage 139+928) near Village Maheshpur in District Gonda and concludes at NH-28 (chainage 153+281) near Village Majhauva Dubey in District Basti.
  • The route traverses 11 revenue villages in District Gonda, 34 revenue villages in District Ayodhya, and 13 revenue villages in District Basti, Uttar Pradesh.
Ayodhya Bypass
Ayodhya Bypass Project

Interactive Map of Upcoming Ayodhya Bypass Project 

Proposed Structures on the Project

Infrastructure Elements Quantity
Major Bridges 11
Minor Bridges 14
Culverts 47
Rail Overbridges (ROBs) 4
LVUPs 15
Trumpet Interchanges 2
Flyovers 11

Impact on Water Bodies and Nala/Drains

  • The proposed alignment traverses rivers at 2 locations, 24 canal/nalas, and several minor nala/drains utilized by locals.

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Design and Safety Standards

  • The project aligns with IRC: SP: 84 – 2019 and IRC: SP: 87 – 2019 for four-laning and six-laning of highways, respectively.
  • Stringent safety measures outlined in IRC: SP:55, “Guidelines on Traffic Management in Work Zones,” will be adhered to.

Social and Environmental Considerations

  • Around 168 structures, including permanent buildings, temporary sheds, and huts, will be affected by the proposed highway. Compensation will be aligned with NH Act 1956 and LARR 2013.
  • Approximately 2577 trees within a 60 m ROW will likely be affected. A detailed enumeration in collaboration with state authorities will determine the actual number of trees to be cut. Efforts will be made to minimize tree loss through strategic cutting and avenue plantation as per IRC: SP: 21:2009.

Materials Requirements

The project necessitates various materials for construction, as outlined below:

Material Quantity
Fly Ash 11,415,599.74 Cum
Aggregate 2,821,995.79 Cum
Sand 177,072.89 Cum
Cement 212,467.77 MT
Bitumen 31,743.36 MT
Emulsion 3,147.00 MT
Stone 140,998.45 Cum
Steel (Bars) 140,998.45 MT
HT Strands 710.34 MT
Structural Steel 1,597,015.74 MT
Excavation 832,312.41 Cum
Earthwork with Soil 75,838.03 Cum

Utilization of Fly Ash

The proximity of Tanda Thermal Power Station in Ambedkar Nagar district offers a potential resource for the project. The utilization of fly ash will be in accordance with MoEF&CC’s Fly Ash Notification dated 22 April 2021 and MoRTH letter dated 23 Oct 2020 for “Use of Fly-ash in road/flyover embankment construction on NH works.” The following table elaborates:

Material Source Utilization
Fly Ash Tanda Thermal Power Station Per Guidelines

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Water Usage and Cost Estimate

  • Approximately 2700 KLD of water will be extracted from suitable surface sources (rivers/canals), subject to obtaining necessary permissions.
  • The total estimated project cost is approximately Rs. 5703.82 Crores.

The Ayodhya Bypass project embodies a strategic vision for enhancing infrastructure while embracing environmental considerations, promising a brighter future for Uttar Pradesh’s connectivity and development.

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