Zuari Bridge Project – Information & Status

13.635 km Zuari Bridge project (NH-66) by NHAI in Goa is an under construction 6-8 lane access-controlled highway with a route alignment connecting Bambolim and Verna.

The project comprises of 3 sections – a 8.2 km highway from GMC Bambolim to Goa Velha, a new 1.08 km Zuari Bridge (Cortalim – Tiswadi) and a 3.6 km highway to Verna. Approximately 6.4 km of these highways will be elevated.

The new Zuari cable-stayed bridge is under construction by Dilip Buildcon and will be 640m long with a central span of 360m and end-spans of 140m on either side – making it the 2nd longest cable stayed bridge in India. The bridge will consist of 27m wide dual carriageways and a centre median of 10.7m. Its deck will comprise of a composite structure (steel structure and concrete).

The project’s foundation stone was laid in January 2016. It has a current deadline of 2023.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 2701 crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 13.635 km (approx.)
  • New Zuari Bridge’s Length: 640m
  • Lanes: 6-8
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Deadline: 2023
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Project Model: Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)

Two tourist view towers worth Rs. 130 crore have been planned for construction in the future. It will comprise of an observatory & viewing gallery, revolving restaurant and art gallery

Route Map

An official PDF route map will be added here when available

Current Status: January 2022

Video by JoeGoaUK shows the bridge’s current status. Per him “28 or 50% of the cabling work (4 lanes) completed. Each tower now has 14 cable sets. Phase 1 is likely to be completed by April-end 2022.

Tenders & Contractors

PackageContractor
Package 1: 8.32 km highway with 3.18 km 6 lane elevated viaduct and rampsDilip Buildcon (DBL)
Package 2: 640m New Zuari Bridge (cable-stayed) with 7 year maintenanceDBL – MBZ JV (Dilip Buildcon Ltd. -Mostobudivelnyi Zahin Ltd.)
Package 3: 3.67 km highway with 3.2 km 6 lane elevated viaduct and rampsDilip Buildcon (DBL)
Bridge’s Authority EngineerS. N. Bhobe Associates, Goa
Bridge’s Design ConsultantsINGEROP, France – Infinite Civil Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India.
Bridge’s Proof ConsultantDr. Dewei Chan, Shanghai, China
Approach’s Authority EngineerBloom Companies LLC, India
Approach’s Design Consultants
Infinite Civil Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India

Page last updated: January 14, 2022. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.