and a mutually satisfactory solution is achieved 10 FEASIBILITY REPORT 101 A

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and a mutually satisfactory solution is achieved. 10. FEASIBILITY REPORT 10.1. A Feasibility Report is prepared after the preliminary survey is completed. The report is intended to serve as the basis for according Administrative Approval (AA) for the project by the Highway Department/Public Works Department. When International fiinding is sought, it forms the basis for entering into negotiations with the funding agency and concluding an agreement for loan. The Feasibility Report must establish the economic viability and technical soundness of the altemative selected. Thus, it must be preceded by the engineering surveys and investigations of sufficient accuracy and detail as to result in a fairly firm estimation of the cost of the project. It must be based on accurate traffic projections and must contain an economic analysis. 10.2. A full account of the socio-economic profile of the state and the Road Influence Area must be given in the Feasibility Report. The transport infi^tructure of the stage mustbe fully described, giving details of the road/road transport sector. The Feasibility Report may include discussion on different altemative alignments, altemative pavement design for deciding the one most suitable as final option. Feasibility of stage construction should also be examined in the light of the rate of growth of traffic and other relevant parameters. 10.3. A brief outline of the organisational structure of the Public Works Department must be given, establishing its adequacy in handling the project and giving details of any augmentation support system proposed. 28
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IRCSP: 19-2001 1 0.4. The Report should give a brief description of the scope of the project, its need,sources of funding, budget and plan provision, selection of roi te alignment, cross-sectional elements, drainage facilities and construction technology. 10.5. The methodology adopted for the various studies must be described. These include traffic surveys: soils; materials and sub-soil investigation; hydrological and drainage studies. 10.6. The design standards and methodology adopted must be explained. 1 0.7. The Report must contain a reasonably accurate estimate of costs, giving the basis for adopted rates. Any provision for escalation of costs mus* ^^e explained. 10.8. The implementation programme involving prequalification, bidding, constmction siq>ervision and contract management must be drawn up and presented in the formof bar chart. 1 0.9. The economic analysis must be based on current costs. The IRC Manual on Economic Analysis of Highway Projects (Special Publication No. 30) gives details of the procedure that may be adopted. Some other models like HDM III or its latest revision developed by the World Bank, RTEM III developed by Transport Research Laboratory U.K.
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