Feasibility Study of Gawadar-Roto Dero Motorway (889) and Detailed Design of Gawadar-Turbat Section (164 km) +Turbat-Awaran Section (76 km)

Name of associated firm :
A.A. Associate, ACC (Pvt) Ltd., & Loya Associate
Project Location within Country:
Balochistan – Pakistan
Start Date:
September 1992
Completion Date:
August 1993

Project Description

The Gawadar - Turbat Section is part of the Gawadar - Ratodero Motorway Project (889 km) connecting the N-55 highway to the Gawadar Port. It will be a 4 lane divided facility designed for 120 KPH speed. Presently a single carriageway of 7.3 m wide asphaltic pavement and 3.0 m wide treated shoulders is to be constructed.

The project involved a feasibility study of Gawadar - Rato Dero Motorway (889 km) and detail design of  Gawadar - Turbat Section (164 km) and Turbat - Awaran Section (76 km). The feasibility studies included traffic studies/forecasts, soil and hydrological studies, project costing, and economic analysis. The detailed design phase included geometric design on MOSS system pavement design, structural design, design of road site facilities, preparation of construction drawings and tender documents for bidding, and cost estimates.

ECIL was the lead coordinating consultants for developing design criteria/standards, coordination of design activities among section consultants, co-ordination with client, and preparation of consolidated feasibility studies, and PC-1 for the entire motorway project as designed by five (5) sectional consultants.



Feasibility Study

Detailed Design

ECIL undertook following tasks for the above work at (1) & (2)

  1. Road & structure condition survey

  2. Engineering survey consisting of traverse survey, topographic survey, and cross section levelling

  3. Traffic & axle load survey and traffic forecast

  4. Road roughness survey

  5. Benkelman beam, deflection, hydrological investigations study

  6. Soil Investigations, Geotechnical & material investigations

  7. Prepared preliminary design & preliminary cost estimates

  8. Prepared economic feasibility which includes the derivation of Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and ratio of project cost for the first year benefits of the project to demonstrate the economic and technical feasibility, including testing the results on HDM model

  9. Feasibility report

  10. Detailed engineering design of overlay & other improvement works, including bridges & structures

  11. Tender documents & cost estimates


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