Shrirang Pralhadrao bags contract for Geotechnical Investigation for various bridges

The RITES Ltd. has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s. Shrirang Pralhadrao Pande  for the work of “Geotechnical Investigation for 11nos. of RCC Box bridges, 5nos. of major bridges and 1no. of major bridge on Wardha River in connection with the Construction of Railway Siding at Mungoli-Nirguda Open Cast Mine of Wani Area of WCL ”

  • Tender Ref No.: RITES/GM/NGP/ WCL/Wani/GT/T 08 2021
  • Name of Work: Geotechnical Investigation for 11nos. of RCC Box bridges, 5nos. of major bridges and 1no. of major bridge on Wardha River in connection with the Construction of Railway Siding at Mungoli-Nirguda Open Cast Mine of Wani Area of WCL.
  • Awarded Value: INR 10.56 Lakh 
  • Work Completion Period (in days): 60

In July this year, RITES had invited a tender for Tender Reference Number: RITES/GM/NGP/ WCL/Wani/GT/T 08 2021.

Brief Scope of Work:

Geotechnical Investigation for 11nos. of RCC Box bridges, 5nos. of major bridges and 1no. of major bridge on Wardha River in connection with the Construction of Railway Siding at Mungoli – Nirguda Open Cast Mine of Wani Area of WCL

Brief Scope of work given below:

  • Mobilization and Demobilization of machinery including making & installation of floating platform for Wardha river bridge including labour & skilled personnel required for soil investigation & exploration, Shifting of Drilling Rigs from Bore hole to Bore hole & removing the same after satisfactory completion of work including restoration of the site as directed by the Engineer In-charge etc. complete.
  • Vertical Boring 150mm dia. through all kinds of soils with suitable equipment.
  • Drilling NX size through weathered rock / having N value >100 / Soft rock having RQD<50%.
  • Drilling NX size through hard rock using diamond bit up to 30m depth. RQD>50% borehole will be terminated in hard rock RQD >50% in continuation for 3m depth.
  • Collecting un-disturbed soil samples in 100mm dia. 450mm long thin walled tube sampler at every 3 Mt. interval or at change of strata whichever occurs earlier from boreholes and sealing the container.
  • Conducting standard penetration tests as per IS: 2131-1981 at 3Mt. interval or at change of strata and collecting the disturbed sample. Packaging and labeling the same.
  • Preserving, Proper packing, handling and transportation of selected rock core samples from site to RITES Ltd., RPO-NGP Office at 1, RITES Bhawan, Kadbi Chowk, Nagpur-440004
  • Submission of all the geotechnical parameters as required for design of foundations of bridges (obtained from Site & Laboratory investigations). Parameters like Silt factors, Scour depths etc. may also be submitted for river bridge boreholes.

Laboratory Tests to be Carried Out:

  • Grain Size analysis, Atterbergs limits including classification of soil.
  • Bulk and dry density, Specific gravity of soil and moisture content on UD samples.
  • Chemical analysis of soil giving contents of sulphates, chlorides, pH value, etc .
  • Consolidation test on clay samples giving relevant information as per IS:2720-XV- 1986.
  • Collection of water samples and testing the same of pH value, sulphates, chlorides etc.
  • Direct shear test, Triaxial shear test giving full test results including mohr circle , stress – strain curve etc.
  • Testing of soft/hard rock for Crushing strength, Density, Water Absorption Test and rock cutting etc. as per relevant IS specifications.
  • Preparation and submission of bore-logs, profiles and tests results, final report in three copies giving recommendation for type of foundation, along with analysis & SBC values.

About RITES Limited:  

  • RITES Limited is a Miniratna (Category-I) Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Enterprise and a leading player in the transport consultancy and engineering sector in India, having diversified services and geographical reach.
  • Company has an experience spanning 46 years and has undertaken projects in over 55 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, South America and the Middle East region.
  • RITES Limited is the only export arm of Indian Railways for providing rolling stock overseas (other than Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).
  • RITES Ltd., an ISO 9001:2015 company, is a multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies. 
  • It provides a comprehensive array of services under a single roof and believes in transfer of technology to client organizations. 
  • In overseas projects, RITES actively pursues and develops cooperative links with local consultants / firms, as means of maximum utilization of local resources and as an effective instrument of sharing its expertise.

Source: RITES-Tender Update | Image Credit (representational): MoR