Indus Highway Rato Dero - Ghauspur Section (99 km): Contract-5

Name of associated firm :
Project Location within Country:
Sindh Rato Dero-Ghauspur with Consultant office in Shikarpur
Start Date:
April 1993
Completion Date:
May 1997

Project Description

The project starts at Rato Dero and terminates at Ghauspur. The cumulative executed length of the project is 99 kilometers. It is a section of the Indus Highway Project (N-55).

The work was awarded by NHA on 13th October 1992. An order to commence was received by the selected contractor M/s. Frontier Works Organization (FWO) on 10th March, 1993 and the date of commencement of the project was 13th April, 1993 for allowable duration of 821 calendar days.

The project was originally scheduled for completion on 15th July, 1995, however, was extended for completion on March 14, 1997. On completion, the physical features of carriageway comprise of AC pavement of effective width of 7.3 meters with 3.0 meters wide strengthened shoulders (DBST) on both sides. It has 3 bypasses, 8 pre-stressed concrete bridges on pile foundation, 146 box culverts and 23 pipe culverts.

The pavement thicknesses are:

Aggregate Base                  25 cm

Asphaltic Base                    10 cm

Asphaltic Wearing Course    5 cm

The horizontal geometry of the additional carriageway has been improved wherever feasibly under the TOR whereas the vertical profile generally follows that of the existing carriageway with slight improvements within the construction of overlay parameters. Some traffic safety gear/information devices were provided on the completed carriageway comprising of traffic signs, gantry, road marking (partially) and kilometer posts.


Completion Date (month/year):

July 1995 Original

May 1997 Revised



  • Detailed construction supervision of 99 kms of Rato Dero - Ghauspur Section

  • Quality Assurance

  • Horizontal & vertical profile control

  • Complete site supervision of all earth works, sub-base, drainage & filter layers, aggregate base, asphaltic base & wearing courses

  • Supervision of all structures

  • Contract Management

  • Checking & verification of measurements


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