The country’s first road solar project is ready at Vadodara, will generate 14 lakh units of electricity a year, the state’s longest 3.5 km bridge will be ready.

- With the implementation of the solar project, the municipality will be able to save an amount equal to the annual electricity bill of 555 households.
- The longest 3.5 km bridge in the state will use 2816 houses of cement and 4080 houses of steel.

The city of Vadodara is going to get two big gifts in the year 2021. In which the work of solar project on the first road of the country has been completed. It will be unveiled in 10 days. The solar project will generate 1.4 million units of electricity a year and the state’s longest 3.5 km bridge from Rhino Circle to Manisha Chokdi will be completed.

#### An amount of Rs 1 crore can be saved as an annual electricity bill of 555 households

For the first time in the country, Vadodara has been credited with a solar panel project on the road. The work of installing solar panels at a height of 15.35 meters on the road near Akota Dandiabazar Bridge in Vadodara has been completed. With the implementation of this project, the corporation will be able to save Rs. 1 crore as an annual electricity bill of 555 households. Out of 2 km road of Akota Dandiabazar Bridge, 3024 solar panels have been installed in a length of 280 meters. The solar panel with a capacity of 982 KV will generate 14 lakh units of electricity annually. Five and a half years later, the project is nearing completion.

#### Gift to Vadodara city in 10 days

When work on Gujarat’s first road solar panel project on the Akota-Dandia Bazar Bridge began in July 2015, state Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said the project would be a role model for other cities. The project will be operational for the next 10 days after the panels are fitted and the electricity meter is taken down.

#### Project in length of 280 meters

72 colorful lights installed, 3024 solar panels fitted, electricity savings equal to monthly bill of 555 households.

#### It will be the longest flyover in the state at a cost of Rs 222 crore

At a cost of Rs 222 crore, it is becoming the longest flyover in the state from Rhino Circle to Manisha Chokdi. The bridge is expected to be ready by the end of 2021. Taking over 7 circles from Rhino Circle to Manisha Chokdi, 10,000 metric tons of steel i.e. 12 million kg of steel and 35,200 mt. Tonnes of cement i.e., 352 million kg of cement will be consumed. Typically a building uses half a bag of cement per square foot i.e. 25 kg of cement and 5 kg of steel.

#### 3.5 km bridge will use 2816 houses of cement and 4080 houses of steel

If the 10,000 metric tons of steel used in the flyover is compared to a house, 20.40 lakh square feet of construction can be done and 4080 houses can be built according to a building of 500 square feet. Similarly, when 35,000 metric tonnes of cement is being used, the same amount of cement can be used in a house at 14.08 lakh square feet. f one house is considered to be 500 square feet, then 2816 such houses can be made with that much cement. The 136-pillar flyover still has a span of 600 meters.

#### Entry 50 meters before each circle – exit.

This will be the first flyover of Vadodara city, where entry and exit will be arranged on both sides to get in and out of the turn of the circle. Starting from Rhino Circle, the flyover will have a slope of 50 meters before going up and down to Wadiwadi, Racecourse, Alkapuri, Chakli Circle, Shivmahal, Rockstar, Diwalipura.

#### One more bridge will be gifted by the end of the year

7 traffic circles erected for 136 pillar flyovers will come to the bridge