Katel - Highway Engineer - Thimphu, Bhutan

Narapati Katel

Thimphu, Bhutan

Services

Highway Engineer

Summary:

I have over 21 years of experience of road and highways planning, survey & design, construction management, maintenance and construction supervision methods in Government Sector and seven years of work experience in private sector as a Consultant. I also attended several advanced professional trainings abroad in Highway Design using MX Road software

Work History

NIMT

From July 2013

2013 after the successful completed of post-graduation in Highway Engineering.

Highway Resident Engineer

Sheladia Associates Inc

From May 2011

Name of Project:: Manitar- Raidak Highway (35Km) & Raidak- Lhamoizingkha
Highway (18 Km); National Highway double Lane
(MR-01 & RL- 02)
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 16.60 Million
Funded by:: ADB (ADB Grant G0174 BHU)

Deputy Team Leader cum Senior Highway Engineer

Sheladia Associates Inc

August 2009 - April 2011

USA
Designation: Deputy Team Leader cum Senior Highway Engineer
Name of Project:: Preparation of detailed design and bidding documents for about 131 km national highways; double Lane; in stretches from Manitar-
Raidak highway (35 Km), Raidak- Lhamoizingkha highway (18
Km), Samdrupcholing- Samrang Highway (23 Km) and Panbang -
Nganglam Highway(55 Km) of National Highway Project and 57 km
feeder road lane: single lane ; start Tsebar & end Durungri.
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 2.50 Million
Funded by:: ADB (ADB Grant G0174 BHU)

Deputy Team Leader cum Senior Highway Engineer

Sherpa Consultancy

January 2009 - July 2009

Thimphu Bhutan (associate of Sheladia
Associates Inc., USA ) Sheladia Associates Inc., USA
Designation: Deputy Team Leader cum Senior Highway Engineer
Name of Project:: Preparing Road Network Project - II in the Department of Roads,
Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, Thimphu.
The roads selected for the feasibility study under the proposed TA
represent the most urgently-needed connections along the southern east-west corridor, taking into consideration the
importance of supporting economic activities, serving
communities, and promoting sub-regional economic cooperation.
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 1.50 Million
Funded by:: ADB (ADB TA 7128 BHU)

Principal Engineer (Highways)

The Louis Berger Group, Inc

May 2007 - December 2008

USA
Designation: Principal Engineer (Highways)
Name of Project: (a) Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Jabel Saraj to Sourbi
Road Project in Afghanistan (BQ-215); Length 105 Km; Double

Environmental Friendly Road Construction (EFRC) Advisor

Netherlands Development Organization

February 2006 - April 2007

Post
Box 815, Thimphu, Bhutan
Designation: Environmental Friendly Road Construction (EFRC) Advisor
Name of Project:: Design of Farm Roads(38 Km) and Power Tiller Tracks (16 Km);
Single Lane
Type of Pavement:: Un-paved/ WBM
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 6 Million
Funded by:: Decentralized Rural Development Programme (DRDP)
executed by Ministry of Agriculture under World Bank
Funding

Lane

Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 250 Million
Funded by:: ADB
(b) Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Faizabad Eshkashim
Road Project in Afghanistan (BQ-216); Length 152 Km; Double
Lane (NH-43)
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 400 Million
Funded by:: ADB
(c) Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Ganga Expressway
(Package-1); Eight Lane from Greater Noida to Faithgarh; length -
253 Km (IQQ 720 BQ)
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 1500 Million
Funded by:: NHAI

Executive Engineer

Department of Roads, Ministry of Works & Human Settlement

January 2002 - January 2006

Thimphu: Bhutan
Designation: Executive Engineer
Name of Project: (a) Detailed engineering design and construction supervision for up- gradation of Thimphu - Phuentsholing Highway to Asian Highway
Standards. The project also involved preparation of designs for various structures including bridges, culverts, retaining walls, slope
protection works etc. (length - 179Kms.); Four Lane Asian
Highway Standard (AH 48).

Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 180 Million
Funded by:: Government of India (GoI): (b) Detailed engineering design & construction supervision for
Tashichhodzong - Babasa Expressway. The project also
involved construction of new Three Major Bridges at Wangchu,
Simtokha, Ngabirongchu, retaining walls and various slope
protection works. Length 50 Km; Four Lane.
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 210 Million
Funded by:: Royal Govt. of Bhutan (RGoB)
(c) Major Rehabilitation Project of East - West Highway from
Semtokha to Trashigang Sector (length 100 Km) under Road
Improvement Project funded by ADB including improvement of drainage & slope protection. Double Lane.
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 100 Million
Funded by:: ADB

RGoB

(b) Detailed engineering design for realignment of Highway from Nangar to Ura (length - 27Kms.) Double Lane (SL-02).
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 35 Million
Funded by:: Royal Govt. of Bhutan (RGoB): (c) Detailed design of 5 Major Concrete Bridges over lateral
highway to replace old Bailey bridges; Funded by JICA; Chamkhar
Bridge (30m span), Mangdechu Bridge (100 m span), Bjeezam
Bridge (40m span), Wacheyzam Bridge (20m span) & Kurizampa
Bridge (25 m span); Bridge Lane: Double Lane 70R loading
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 4.5 Million
Funded by:: JICA

Assistant Engineer

Department of Roads, Ministry of Works & Human

January 1998 - December 2001

Settlement, Thimphu: Bhutan
Designation: Assistant Engineer
Name of Project:: (a) Detailed engineering design of Samtse -Phuentsholing
Highway including construction of Toorsa Major Bridge
(length - 69Kms.); double Lane;
Type of Pavement:: Flexible
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 150 Million

Junior Engineer (In-service candidate)

Department of Roads, Ministry of Works & Human

July 1993 - June 1997

Settlement, Thimphu, Bhutan
Designation: Junior Engineer (In-service candidate)
The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) provided scholarship to undergo higher studies in Bachelor of

BE(Civil) at University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee)

July 1993 - June 1997

India as an in-service candidate for the duration of four years from July 1993 to June 1997.

Junior Engineer - Computer Aided Design Wing

Public Works Department

July 1990 - June 1993

(PWD), Royal Govt. of Bhutan
(RGoB)
Designation: Junior Engineer - Computer Aided Design Wing
Name of Project:: Involved in preparation and installation of various
information systems for the Department. Also, rendered
requisite training to the Department's personnel on the usage of the systems. The projects include:
• Development of a PIS (Personnel Information System)
• Development of Road Inventory Management System

• Inventory Control System for Stores Management
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: N/A
Funded by:: Royal Govt. of Bhutan (RGoB)

Section Officer

Public Works Department

January 1984 - June 1990

(PWD), Royal Govt. of Bhutan
(RGoB
Designation: Section Officer
Name of Project:: (a) Field surveys and investigations works of north-south
lateral Highway (300 Km)
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 1.50 Million
Funded by:: Royal Govt. of Bhutan (RGoB): (b) Topographical and hydrology data collection of new
suspension bridges under construction during 8th Five Year
Plan of all 20 Districts.
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 0.50 Million
Funded by:: Royal Govt. of Bhutan (RGoB)
(c) Condition survey of existing permanent structures and slope
protection works of Thimphu-Phuentsholing- National Highway (179
Km)
Cost of Project in INR/ US$: US$ 1.0 Million
Funded by:: Royal Govt. of Bhutan (RGoB)
Languages: (Give proficiency in Languages Known)
Language Speaking Reading Writing
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nepali Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dzongkha Good Good Good
Hindi Excellent Good Good

Qualifications & Certifications

Paro High School

Civil Engineering

Royal Bhutan Polytechnic

Civil Engineering

University of Roorkee

Civil Engineering

Institute of Management & Technology

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