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DELHI NOIDA BRIDGE PROJECT TRAFFIC STUDY TERMS OF REFERENCE I Background (1) A Special Purpose Vehicle, the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited, is a public limited company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 and has its Registered Office at the Toll Plaza, DND Flyway, Opposite Sector 15 A, Noida, U.P. (2) IL&FS, NOIDA and NTBCL signed a Concession Agreement on November 12, 1997 granting concession to NTBCL to develop, establish, finance, design, construct, own, operate, maintain, use and regulate the use by third parties, of the Delhi Noida Bridge. II Details of the Project (1) The Delhi Noida Bridge Project was constructed from Maharani Bagh at the Delhi side and joins Master Plan Road No. 1 at the Bridge across Shahdara Drain in Noida encompassing a length of approx. 5.6 kms as an alternative linkage between Delhi & Noida. The Project road crosses Yamuna River via a bridge of 522.5 m length. The project road includes the following components: (a) An eight lane road connecting Delhi and NOIDA located between Nizammudin Bridge towards the North and Okhla barrage towards the South. (b) Five lane trumpet interchange with one 2-lane slip road ramps on Delhi side. (c) Partial cloverleaf interchange consisting of 2 cloverleaf ramps (2 lanes each) and two slip road ramps (2 lanes each) each on Noida side. The Concessionaire is responsible to operate and maintain the facility for the entire concession period as per the standards and guidelines provided in the Concession Agreement. III Scope and Objectives of Consultancy Services for Traffic study Since the opening of the DND Flyway during Year-2001, development in the surrounding area of the facility has undergone significant changes as detailed below:- High rates of traffic growth due to rapid increase in vehicle ownership. Rapid residential and commercial development in Noida and Grater Noida area. Increased employment opportunity in Noida and Grater Noida. Addition of new road network in the vicinity of the facility. Increasing tendency of residents to relocate to trans-Yamuna location. The Company has hence decided to conduct a fresh traffic study in the present scenario and also to conduct a survey on impact of toll increase on traffic and revenue. 1 All the above works have to be carried out as per the IRC/MOST standard, specifications and formats, and as per international Practices. The locations of the classified volume count survey stations shall be proposed by the consultant and has to be approved by NTBCL (A) Road Side Interview Survey (RIS) on service levels, user profile, and impact of increase in toll rates on traffic and revenue i) Conduct a Willingness to Pay/Opinion survey of the DND users to appreciate the user characteristics on a typical week day and weekend ii) Analysis of data for estimating toll rate elasticity. iii) Assessment of impact of toll increase on traffic levels/revenues and toll rate increase acceptability by the users. iv) Service standards/processing time at the toll plazas during peak hours and off peak hours and impact due to toll increase. (B) Traffic Studies: 10 year traffic projections i) Independent Vehicle Count – Manual/Automated: - Seven day volume count (vehicle classification wise) on DND Plazas and comparative study with toll system generated data to ascertain variations, if any. Should include hourly traffic volume summary sheets (vehicle category wise) and peak hour traffic flow diagrams for morning and evening peak hours. The count should be made for a full week spread over seven consecutive days and 24 hours of each day. Traffic counts shall be carried out for seven consecutive days for 24 hours in a day at locations given by NTBCL. At these locations, counts in both directions shall be carried out by vehicle type, i.e. Motorised Two-wheelers, Cars, Jeeps, Vans, LCVs, Light Commercial Vehicles, Light Goods Vehicles, Mini Bus, Buses, Trucks (2-Axle), Trucks (3-Axles), MAVs, Earth Moving Equipment, Heavy Construction Machinery, Oversized Vehicles, Tractors, Tractor Trailers, Commercial three-wheelers and two wheelers. The traffic data collected from the field shall be scrutinized and processed in computer. The Passenger Car Unit (PCU) values recommended by Indian Roads Congress (IRC) shall be used in the traffic analysis. All results shall be presented in tabular forms in spreadsheets. The results of traffic survey shall be presented as per following items: a) Peak Hour Volume b) Traffic by Vehicle Type and Hourly Distribution of Traffic in each direction. ii) Estimation of Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) based on seasonality factor iii) Turning Movement Counts (TMC) - Conduct turning movement counts at all important intersections on all locations which have an impact on DND traffic flow characteristics. iv) Projections should also take into account factors which have a bearing on the volume of traffic on DND i.e population growth trends, employment projections, real estate development in the influence area etc. v) PCU & MSA projections based on the traffic volume projections to enable the Concessionaire to assess the requirement of the renewal/overlay on the highway pavement. 2 vi) Carry out Analysis of Traffic Survey conducted a. Local Traffic b. Net Tollable Traffic c. Bus/Public Transportation d. Diversion/Leakage Possibilities vii) To prepare a Realistic Traffic Model by which the probable traffic generation shall be estimated. The consultant shall prepare an Integrated Traffic Model looking to the future development of nearby vicinity and review the changes in road network conditions. viii) The responsibility of the accuracy of traffic count and analysis is solely of the Consultant. (C) Tolling strategy While recommending the tolling strategy, the Consultant shall take into consideration the nature of traffic, minimizing toll leakage and other operational features. In addition, the Consultant shall also recommend the various value added services that could be provided to attract potential users to the facility. a) The detailed toll analysis should take into account diverted traffic volume. The analysis should bring out an appropriate toll structure and the mechanism for toll enhancement. b) Toll rate and exemptions prescribed by NOIDA are to be made applicable. c) Toll plaza configuration in terms of number of lanes, lanes for heavy vehicles, free flow lanes and recommended level of automation with indicative cost shall also be suggested by the consultants d) Recommendation on revision of Toll Rates as per the provisions of the Concession Agreement between NOIDA, IL&FS and NTBCL (IV) Proposal from Consultant The Consultant shall submit their competitive techno-commercial proposal on Lump sum basis along with the methodology to be adopted for carrying out the study. The tentative time frame for submission of traffic studies is as under : S. Activity Duration No. 1 Submission of Initial Report giving detailed survey locations 28-12-2010 and work programme 2 Submission of Traffic Database Report 07-01-2011 3 Submission of Draft Report 09-01-2011 4 Submission of Final Report after discussion with Client 12-01-2011 3 (V) Reporting Schedule The Consultants shall submit five copies of Draft Report and ten copies of Final Report. The Draft Report shall be submitted within 12 days of awarding the study and the Final Report within 3 days thereafter. The Consultant shall submit the soft copies of reports, data and traffic model along with the reports. (VI) Financial Proposal a. 5% of contract value as performance guarantee shall be deposited in the form of Demand Draft/Bank Guarantee (as per standard format of NTBCL) in favour of NTBCL, Noida b. Agreement shall be signed within seven days after issue of Letter of Acceptance c. List of the Key Personnel and equipment proposed o be deployed on the work should be enclosed. It is requested to depute persons with relevant experience for the work. d. The penalty for delay in completion of the work is Rs. 10,000/- per day. Although NTBCL has all rights to waive off the penalty on the merit of the case. (VII) Payment Schedules a. 10% Amount of contract value as Commissioning Advance shall be given on submission of Bank Guarantee in appropriate format of NTBCL b. 60% Amount of contract value shall be given after Submission of Draft Report c. 30% Amount of contract value shall be given after Submission and acceptance of Final Report. 4
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