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Feasibility Study for Construction of Common Utility Tunnel on Anand Vidyanagar Road- A Pilot Study


Prerak Kachhiya Patel , G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology, V.V.Nagar; Sonali Padariya, Shri Sad Vidya Mandal Institute Of Technology, Bharuch


Utility easy Access, less maintenance, pollution control


This study approaches with the implementation of feasible construction of common tunnel utility. Many diversions are made while reconstructing the road which also causes traffic congestion. Urban utilities are overcrowding underground space. Therefore, future sustainable underground strategies will consist of the competency to reduce the utilization of traditional trenching. During the last century, there was an incrementing interest in utility tunnels for urban areas as a quandary-solving technique to evade congestion of the street subsurface. Utility tunnels or utilidors are joint-use underground facilities that may contain multiple utilities such as water, sewerage, gas, electrical power, telephone, and central heating in sundry combined or in some cases en masse. The key advantage of utility tunnel is the substantially lower environmental impact when compared with trenching alternatives. Their construction presents no incipient quandaries of an engineering nature. However, implementing these subsurface tunnels is retarded most by first-cost, compatibility, and liability quandaries. These underground facilities are highly complex and arduous to manage because of synergistic effects. Utility tunnels, as a major capital investment in urban development, should be considered in the broad context of the urban orchestrating strategy. This research work has fixated on utility tunnel feasibility and its practical application in urban areas. Many difficulties are faced while reconstructing the roads. As it is not economical in future to always dismantle the damaged road and reconstruct it. While dismantling the road and reconstructing it causes problem like destroying of telephone lines, drainage lines, and water supply lines. With this thought in mind, we are undertaking the project of designing a utility tunnel for the stretch Anand-Vidhyanagr road.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I120523
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2020
Page(s): 152-156

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