Signature Bypass for 'Shrine City'

This article describes the Allahabad Bypass project taking place in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The bypass, comprised of close to 85km access controlled highway, is slated cost $249 million and will be built in three packages. An increase in traffic congestion and alarmingly high levels of pollution precipitated the need for this bypass. Allahabad is the site of a holy pilgrimage that is visited once in a 12-year cycle. An interesting feature of the new bypass is the use of more than 6 million cubed meters of fly ash (also known as pond ash) in the embankment construction. The article details the various components of the project, which includes rigid pavement for the main road, flexible pavement for service roads, as well as interchanges, overpasses, underpasses, railway bridges, cross drainage works, river protection works, and toll plazas.

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  • Accession Number: 01050416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 3:15PM