Topographic Survey, Geometric Design, Estimate of Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg


  • Ms. Snehal K. Kamble, Ms. Pallavi S. Chakole, Shrikant S.Solanke, Jyoti B.Chouhan


Development of highway infrastructure is the backbone of socio-economic development of a developing country like India. Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is a project of national importance connecting Mumbai and Nagpur. It’s an expressway reducing the travelling time from 18 hours to about 8 hours with a design speed of 150 Kmph. It will be green field alignment and first of its kind in India with a high design speed, longest length and varied features. Field survey, selection of alignment, geometric design and preparation of estimate are important stages in preparing detailed project report for highway. This paper focuses on selection of feasible alignment for a 15 Km length from chainage 311/000 to 326/000 of Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, its geometric design keeping in view the efficiency of traffic operation and preparation of drawings like the longitudinal and cross profile to be used for earthwork calculations. Various software were used for survey data processing and generation of final drawings.

Keywords: Survey, Road alignment, Geometric design, software, longitudinal profile, cross profile.