This paper describes the management of the project for constructing the New Nizamuddin Bridge over the River Yamuna on Indian National Highway NH 24 in New Delhi. It was constructed under the Japanese Government's Grant Aid Scheme, implemented through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (AJIC), and executed under the Indian Ministry of Surface Transport (MOST). The bridge is 551.2m long and has 13 spans of average length 42m. It is 22.6m wide, and carries a 15m wide four-lane carriageway with 3m wide cycle tracks on either side. It has a prestressed concrete superstructure. Its construction began in February 1996 and was finished in February 1998. The project applied the Japanese philosophy of management, based mainly on a project timetable without any constraints. The aims of the management were safety with no accident, completion on time within budget, and quality as specified. The paper covers: (1) the selection of the subcontractor; (2) site facilities; (3) fast mobilisation of resources; (4) project pre-detailing; (5) advanced project planning; (6) preparatory work; (7) schedule consciousness; (8) quick decision and prompt payment; (9) safety consciousness; (10) claims and extra items; (11) quality control and quality assurance; and (12) selection of equipment and components. Several conclusions are presented.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • KAPILA, K K
    • RASTOGI, S P
  • Publication Date: 1999-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 35-46
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00769917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1999 12:00AM