Six lanes of NH7 from Kottakata to Kurnool 133km to 211km in the state of Andhra Pradesh
The project stretches from the North to the South corridor of National Highways Development Program (NHDP) and starts at 133km near the village Kottakatta and ends at 211km on Kurnool bypass near Kurnool Town. The stretch passes through plain/rolling terrain with major outcrops at many places with large masses of granite rocks and boulders. There are three major bridges, 40 minor bridges, a rail over bridge, an underpass and 150 cross drainage structures. The bridge across river Krishna at 162km is more than 1 km long, bridge across river Thungabhadra at km 204 is 623.2 m long and bridge across river Hundri at 210.6km is 174.6m. The project crosses five major district roads requiring construction of grade separators and one-state highway requiring an interchange.
Meinhardt was appointed to undertake the technical and economic feasibility studies together with topographic surveys and geotechnical, hydrological and material investigation works, alignment alternatives, socio-economic analysis, traffic engineering studies, preparation of bill of quantities and cost estimation, detailed engineering design, tender documentation, preparation of EIA, EIS and EMP reports, and preparation of detailed project report.