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’s foundation stone was laid in January 2016. It has a current deadline of 2023. The bridge is slated to open in October 2022.
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).
- 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
An official PDF route map will be added here when available
Video by Mackvin Fernandes on YouTube shows its current status:
Tenders & Contractors
|Package 1: 8.32 km highway with 3.18 km 6 lane elevated viaduct and ramps||Dilip Buildcon (DBL)|
|Package 2: 640m New Zuari Bridge (cable-stayed) with 7 year maintenance||DBL – MBZ JV (Dilip Buildcon Ltd. -Mostobudivelnyi Zahin Ltd.)|
|Package 3: 3.67 km highway with 3.2 km 6 lane elevated viaduct and ramps||Dilip Buildcon (DBL)|
|Bridge’s Authority Engineer||S. N. Bhobe Associates, Goa|
|Bridge’s Design Consultants||INGEROP, France – Infinite Civil Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India.|
|Bridge’s Proof Consultant||Dr. Dewei Chan, Shanghai, China|
|Approach’s Authority Engineer||Bloom Companies LLC, India|
|Approach’s Design Consultants||Infinite Civil Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India|
Page last updated: October 3, 2022. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.