Friday, April 10, 2015

New Mandovi Bridge etc


 4 lane cable stayed bridge estimated cost 466/470/517 crores built by GSIDC / Larsen and Toubro
 will be ready in 2.5years after work order issued. (Cost 430 crore  so far and another 150  required as per GSIDC Chairman Pramod Sawant 27.11.16  ) 517 crore Dec 2016

Update: Rs.800 crores plus 100 crores on ring roads etc  20.3.18 (ref Minister Gadkari, in Goa) of which Central Govt paying 400+50 crores (50%)
The total length of the new bridge will be 3.19 km.
It will start near the Pundalik Nagar junction at Porvorim and end near the Merces junction.

When completed, it will be the 3rd longest cable- stayed bridge in India

Artistic impression, screenshots
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PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone or formal inauguration of the project on 14th June 2014
CM Parrikar now says - dt. 12.6.14 that it will be ready in 20-24 months
All formalities/approvals done, soil testing will start soon and work will start Mid Sept. 2014
The bridge will be 15 meters higher than the existing two (which would be about 25mtr over the water level) to save mangroves etc
About 900 mtrs from Porvorim side, 600mtrs over the River and 700 mtrs panjim side.
The project includes flyover towards Ponda side.


Video: New bridge Model / Preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbM4v6yGDnk


Bridge will be ready by Sept 30, 2017 says Sandip Chodnekar, Project in charge (Herald 7/2/17)
60% completed so far (Project was delayed by 10 months due to NGT case)

Missed / Missing / New deadlines
1. January 2017 - Missed
2. May 2017 - Missed
3. September 2017 - Missed
4. December 2017 - Missed
5. April 2018 - Missed
6. May end 2018 - Missed
7.  June / July 2018- Missed  (Parrikar on 10.1.18), PM Modi to inaugurate in August.
8. October 2018 - Missed
9. January - March 2019  - Nitin Gadkari in Goa 12.6.18 
10. CM Parrikar on 23/6 says the bridge will be inaugurated on Dec. 19, 2018 - Missing
11. To be completed by December end, inauguration by 2nd week January 2019 - 17.10.18,
12.  Ready  in January 2019 says GSIDC Sidharth Cuncolienkar  on 7.11.18,  91% completed

Update: 11.12.18
https://youtu.be/eMF1Pn0DCKc

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Update 5.12.18
Video
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Update: 17.10.18
Only 9% of the bridge work left to be completed.
i.e. 91% is completed says GSIDC Chairman Deepak Pauskar (MLA) on 17.10.18.
Last precast segment/deck slab was placed Porvorim/Malim side to join the bridge over the river.
82% of the bridge cost paid so far i.e. Rs. 423 crores out of 486 crores (Goa State Share?).
Bridge to be completed by end of December 2018 and thrown open to public in the first or second week of January 2019
Some pics 18.10.18

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Some 3in1 pics
23.9.2018

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13.9.2018
Video: A complete tour
Panaji to Porvorim and back

Merces junction to Old Goa bypass and back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4ibckSNXuY

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1.8.2018
87% bridge work completed so far
Rs.420.55 Crores paid to the contractor as on date


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26.6.2018

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Video: 26.6.18
Panaji KTC side Approach, Ramps ets
https://youtu.be/fEleb_kwnl8

85% of the bridge work completed?
They said in Mid June

12.6.2018
All 11x4 cable sets installed

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6.6.2018
10 of the 11 cable sets..
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4.6.18
9 of the 11 cable sets laid

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1.6.2018
8 of the 11 cable sets laid
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27.5.18
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25.5.18
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6.5.18
Video: From Panaji KTC to Porvorim Majestic and back
https://youtu.be/2as0ex5rlJQ

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5.5.2018
4th Tower gets 6th set

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2.5.2018
4th Tower now has 5th set of cables
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30.4.18
GSIDC Vice Chairman Siddhart Kunkalienkar now says the bridge will be ready in October and the same will be inaugurated by PM and CM Parrikar
The progress on the bridge has touched 70% (??)
Last February same source i.e. GSIDC  said 78% ref. update 23.2.18 see below
Mid June 2018, they said its 85%


26.4.18
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22.4.18
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12.4.2018
4th and the last tower now has first set of cables
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30.3.18
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26.3.18
9 of the 11 cable sets ready on tower 3
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21-22.3.2018

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18.3.18
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Update: 14.3.18
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Update: 8.3.18
Short video
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Update 2.3.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL7ZsHZy82s

Update 24.2.18
Third tower now has cables..

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Update: 23.2.18 (TOI)
 GSIDC says 78% work completed  (Mid June its 85%)
465 piles out of 465 (72 in the river and 386 on land) have been completed


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earlier..15.12.17
Chief Minister Parrikar in the Assembly House (Session)
The bridge expected to be completed by end of May 2018
Till end November,  68% work completed
455 piles out of 465 (72 in the river and 383 on land) have been completed

Update: 13.2.18
Video
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgKgAWXw9G8
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Update: 9.1.2018
CM is inviting PM to commission the new bridge when it will be ready? in  June / July 2018. Inauguration likely in August at the hands of PM (Ref. Parrikar 10.1.18)
As of now (End of December 2017)  72% of the bridge work completed so far
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Hanging deck slabs, segments as seen from KTC

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Ramp at Merces Circle, for Old Goa Bypass road the join the bridge

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Pier No: 30  (one of the 4 into River)


Update 30.12.17
Second Tower now has all 11 cable sets
(Tower 2 - First set laid in August 2017 and 11th on 29th Dec 2017)
(Tower 1 - First cable set installed around 23rd April 2017, completed with 11 sets around 12th November 2017)
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From old patto bridge view
Ponte de Linhares, oldest bridge

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Pier / Pillar No. 33 that caught fire on 29.12.17 2.30pm
A minor fire broke out  on an under-construction pier supporting the cable-stayed third Mandovi bridge. There were no casualties. Prompt response from the directorate of fire and emergency services helped contain the situation.  Fire broke out atop pier 33
This pic taken on 30.12.17

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See same pic a week before
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Adding a deck slab, segment
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Complete bridge view
From L-R : Pier / Pillar no 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & 32 (cabled)

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Update 21.12.17

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Other 3in1 bridge view angles

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Update: 15.12.17
Chief Minister Parrikar in the Assembly House (Session)
The bridge expected to be completed by end of May 2018
Till end November,  68% work completed
455 piles out of 465 (72 in the river and 383 on land) have been completed
TOI here
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/68-of-new-mandovi-bridge-work-complete-parrikar/articleshow/62090472.cms

This second bridge tower now has 9 sets of cables, another 2 to go (15.12.17)
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Update 7.12.2017
Second tower now has 8 set of cables.. plus 2 more Deck Pillars completed porvorim side, total no 15
Pics and Video
https://youtu.be/6GDgILwtNOE


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Some pics 29.11.17
3 bridges in 1

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Update 21.11.17
This second tower now has 7 set of cables
Pics taken from a moving car

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Update: 12.11.2017
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJJkHuIZyaQ

More pics

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fully completed tower with all 11 cable sets
(First cable set installed around 23rd April 2017, completed with 11 sets around 12th November 2017)

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Laying of deck slabs started November 27, 2016
As on date, (12.11.17) about 13 pillars / piers covered so far (all Porvorim side)
As on 7.12.17, 15 pillars completed (about 2.5 in this one month, 12Nov-12Dec ?)
As on 13.2.18, 18-19 Pillars completed
Segmental Bridge Construction. Segments, deck slabs laying etc..
Precast segmental formwork, Pre-stressed concrete box girder

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Update: 11.11.17
This second tower now has 6 sets of cables
night time pics taken frpm Panaji market area

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Update: 3.11.17
This second tower now has 5 sets of cables

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Small Video: https://youtu.be/p2rb-H9SSUc


Update: 28.10.17
One tower has 10 of the total 11 sets of cables.
4 lane cable stayed third Mandovi bridge.
Video:

Pics 28.10.17
Update: 14.10.17
This Tower now has 9 out of 11 sets

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Video: 14.10.17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRfmSddpiag

The new Mandovi bridge ready by April 2018
Says GSIDC Vice-Chairman Sidhart Kuncalienkar  on 13.10.17 after taking a regular review

Update: 11/10/17
Another cable set added on Tower 2
Day tine

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Night time

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Update 28.9.17
8 sets of cables etc

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Video: 28.9.17
https://youtu.be/_3Ahzgw8MV0

Update 24.9.17
The second tower now has 3 sets of cables

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Update 19.9.2017
The tower now has Seven sets of cables on it

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This tower has 2 sets so far

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Bridge pillar at KTC area, approach road / flyover
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Update: 2.9.17
The tower  has 6 sets of cables now
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Update 21.8.17

Video: 21.8.2017
Deck slabs, bridge cables, Merces Junction, Old-Goa Bypass road etc
Deck slabs, bridge cables, Merces Junction, Old-Goa Bypass road etc
https://youtu.be/3_HJ0UTXuzE

Pictures
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One set
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Laying of deck slabs started November 27, 2016
As on date, (21.8.17) about 10 pillars / piers covered so far
(13 as of 12.11.2017)
Segmental Bridge Construction. Segments, deck slabs laying etc..
Precast segmental formwork, Pre-stressed concrete box girder
Porvorim side
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Merces junction, Old-Goa Bypass
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Update 9.8.17
4 sets of cables on one and 1 set on another (no pic)
The  tower will have a total of about 11 sets i.e. 11 cables each side, now seen only 4

The horizontal roadway section is called the "deck", the vertical structure holding the cables and the deck is called the "tower". The "pier"  is at the structure at the waterline and below supporting the structure of the tower and deck.  Pier deck tower
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Update: 2.7.17
Third set of cables, last pier / pillar in the water etc
Video
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Update: 21.5.17
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He-qt_Ac32c

Pics
4th and the last waterborne pier / pillar popping up

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Second set of cables
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Merces junction, old Goa bypass

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Update: 4.5.2017
Segmental Bridge Construction. Segments, deck slabs laying etc..
Precast segmental formwork, Pre-stressed concrete box girder
Porvorim side
In last one month, another 2 spans / pillar covered total as of now being 6
Video: 4.5.2017
 
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Update 24.4.2017
Video: Laying of cables
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HzKlqZ0Zeg
Pics
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Update 14.4.2017
Some segments added to the water pillar, about 8-9 deck slabs

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Update: 7.4.2017
Video
https://youtu.be/8QY8dJh3JVE

Pics

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/33056076004/in/photostream/
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3rd pillar in water / River

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4th Pillar in river coming up here
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Update 28.3.2017
Third waterborne pillar getting ready (3 of the 4)

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4th coming here
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Update 21.12.16
Laying of deck slabs started November 27, 2016
So far about 16-17 slabs laid.
The bridge will have 31 spans comprising 13-25 segments each. The segments have been prepared using three external casting beds and reinforced bar cages and rebar jigs at Dhargal casting yard.
Over 200 segments or decks made or ready so far at casting yard.
The bridge expected to complete by Dec 2017
Video: 21.12.16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJOpaeIq8Tk

Pics
Laying of deck slabs, segments brought from Dhargal casting yard
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Dec 11

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/31558215266/in/photostream/

Update: 31.10.16
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says it will be ready by September 2017 or hopefully will be able to inaugurate on Dec 19, 2017, Goa Liberation Day. He was saying during his speech at Multi-level Car Parking inaugural day
A view from the building
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Update 15.10.16
Another waterborne pillar almost ready..
Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDPdGRZ1ZyQ
Pics

Porvorim end side
Girder
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Middle 2 pillars
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One of the middle two
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 2nd pillar in water, Malim side
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Middle 4
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 On land, Malim side
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Pillars
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Panjim Side
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Ribandar causeway view
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Copra in the yard
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 View – Boarding of sunset River cruising at Santa Monica Jetty
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Update 8.9.2016
Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT9oLvjGH0U
Pics
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deck slab

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Update 27.8.16

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Update 13.7.16
GSIDC vice Chairman MLA  Sidharth Kuncalienker says the bridge will completed by May 2017
In the presence of GSIDC Managing Director Sanjit Rodrigues
Status as on date - Overall 35% work completed

25.6.16
A view of completed Pillar from Panaji


Update 13.5.16
CM Parsekar says it will take about 13-14 months from now to complete the new bridge i.e. by July 2017

Update 9.5.16
Some pics of the water-borne pillar (River)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/26312558134/in/photostream


Update: 13.4.16
About 16 pillars on land completed

https://youtu.be/8eARzaNyVPI

Some pics






 Update: 11.3.16

Video :Status as on 11th March 2016

https://youtu.be/e_gJ4x2J8qM

Pics
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update: 10.4.15
Former Goa Chief Minister and present India's Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reiterated that the bridge will be completed as per schedule  by end of next year 2016.  He was present on the L&T deck in the river to inaugurate laying of first pillar in the river.

Some newspapers  quoted the new cost of the project as 514 crore of which 390/460  receiving from NABARD as loan (GT & NT dtd 11 & 9 April)

Update: 1.1.2016
PARRIKAR now says the bridge will be ready by March-July 2017
He also says so far there are about 4 pillars (see pics), in 3-4 month (March-April) one will see 20-25 more pillars popping up including pillars out of the river water
Speaking at Foundation Stone laying ceremony of 8 lane cable stayed Zuari bridre at Goa Velha football ground



Pillar status Dec 2015https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/23396879850/in/photostream/
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Update: 14.1.16
CM in Assembly House
As of now about 28% work completed, bill spaid 101 crore
20% completed work in water - There is only one pier / Pillar coming up in the water
Likely to be ready in 12-18 months from now
Total length from Porvorim - Merces junction 4.434kms
Correction: CM Parsekar today 15/1/16 clarified  or corrected his statement saying there are 4 pillars in the river 2 in the middle and two on the sides

Update: 19.1.2016
Video
Status as of 19.1.16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GcwV4mJrIE

Pics

A view from the bridge, Marine Police, boats etc

Pier work in the river

River Pier work brittona / Malim side

First Pier / Pillar in the river almost ready

4 of the ready piers towards Porvorim, near Goa Assembly Road

 Work in progress, land pier, pillar

River pier work
 Cement ,Concrete mixture plant ?

 Marine Police Jetty

Panaji KTC side

Divja Circle view

Previously..

 A  video status report as of 7.4.15

Also includes Jetty renovation / Extension, Multi-level Car park etc progress report

Now watch this new Mandovi bridge, jetty etc work Status report



watch and compare this video report, 2 years ago

Video 2:  Jetty Renovation etc  status  7.5.2013


Status as of 7.4.2015
Existing bridges (Helmet rule  eff. 1.4.15 on all roads in Goa)



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New bridge work - Water
L & T  float/deck for laying pillars



Malim / Porvorim side




Panaji KTC Circle


Jetty Extension / Renovation
Below the bridge


Cruise terminal / Santa Monica Jetty / Paradise



Coastal Marine Police Jetty


Multi-level car park

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