Biography

Profile of Mr. Ashok Kheny, Managing Director,
M/s. Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise Limited

Name : Ashok Kheny
Date of Birth : 5th October
Nationality : Indian
Key Qualifications : B.S (Electrical Engineering) – 1972
From Karnataka Regional Engineering College,
Suratkal, Mangalore Dist., Karnataka.

M.S. (Management Science & Engineering) – 1974
From Wooster Polytechnic College (Wooster, Massachusetts).
     
Foreign Visits : USA, UK, Canada, European Countries,
South Africa, Mexico, Japan, South Korea,
Malaysia, Singapore, Panama, Morocco, Turkey, etc.
     
Professional Experience :
 
Mr. Ashok Kheny has over 33 Years of experience in the engineering, design and construction of major projects for the transportation, infrastructure and telecommunications industries in USA.
 
He is founder Member and Principal of SAB, Philadelphia and its affiliate firm SAB International Limited specialized in services to transportation and infrastructure industries.
   
Since 1979, As Principal of SAB Engineering & Construction Inc.  Mr. Ashok Kheny has provided clients in the railroad, transit, utility and communications industries with one-stop, efficient, cost-effective development services including design, engineering, construction, construction management and operations.  The firm has successfully developed and implemented large-scale public infrastructure projects through out North America.  SAB coined and developed the concept of an infrastructure corridor with planned self-sustaining communities and it will play a lead role in its development.
   
Provided overall project management and resource coordination scheduling for multiple projects undertaken by the firm in the transportation, infrastructure, and telecommunications areas. 
   
The rich experience of Mr. Ashok Kheny of Infrastructure Projects in USA is being utilized for the development of the similar projects in India.  Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project, a mega Integrated Infrastructure Project is already under implementation in Karnataka under the able leadership and guidance of Mr. Ashok Kheny.
   
For the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Mr. Ashok Kheny was responsible for the engineering and construction of the Boston Blue Line Rapid Transit signal and communication system upgrades. The project terrain included both tunnel and grade environments. He developed a unique integrated construction task coordination, safety management, and train operations schedule coordination system for this project to accommodate equipment installation under train operating conditions.
   
Mr. Ashok Kheny was Project Director for an 800 mile fiber optic cable design and construction project between Washington, DC and Jacksonville, FL for US Telecom. Mr. Ashok Kheny developed the complex effective work scheduling and construction task and material management system for this fast-track project, which involved extensive coordination with more than a hundred local, federal and state agencies.  The project was completed in 3 Months. 
   
Mr. Kheny was also involved in the construction of the Detroit People Mover, Philadelphia Center City Commuter Tunnel and Renovations of Grand Central Terminal among other projects.
   
He is a Director of India International Infrastructure Engineers (IIIE) Limited.
   
Mr. Ashok Kheny has successfully completed & commissioned the Hubli-Dharwad Bypass Project, the first grade separated and access controlled 30.35 KM length  BOT Project in the Country (Date of commencement: May 1998.  Date of completion:  October 2000).  He has contributed many innovative designs and controlled the overall project.
   
Mr. Ashok Kheny’s innovative designs & capabilities are being utilized for the development of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP), the biggest BOOT Project in the Country.  He has guided the team of IIIE Engineers to complete the design and basic engineering of BMICP.  The construction of BMICP has commenced and sections of the project would be open for traffic shortly.
   
Under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Ashok Kheny, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE) signed Memorandum of Understanding in February 1995.   Framework Agreement is entered into with the Government of Karnataka on 3rd April 1997 to implement Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP) mega integrated infrastructure project.
   
Features of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project:

The primary features of the BMIC Project are, 75 Meter wide 41 Kilometer Peripheral Road Connecting NH 4 –Bangalore – Pune road, Magadi Road, Mysore Road, Kanakapura Road, Bannergatta Road and NH 7 – Hosur Road. 60 Meter wide 9 Kilometer Link road, connecting the center of the city to the Expressway and The 90 Meter wide 111 Kilometer Expressway connecting Bangalore to Mysore. 16 Interchanges act as mini commercial hubs besides facilitating easy entry and exits for the road users. The Main component of the Project is Five self sustaining townships along the expressway and a 400 MW Power Plant, 2 TMC Water Supply pipeline and Sewerage Treatment plant. The total land required for the Project is 20,193 Acres. This project aims bridge the urban and rural divide and aims to accelerate the development of area widely perceived as the economic backbone of Karnataka. In addition, the corridor will also link the fast growing industrial area at Bidadi on the way to Mysore where some large multinational corporations such as Toyota, General Electric, Coke, and Pepsi are situated.

Besides helping achieve the economic growth of the region, the project will also help to alleviate the problem of the commercial traffic traveling on the busy NH 4 and NH 7 (linking Chennai in the south to Mumbai in the west) without crossing central Bangalore by a fast, grade-separated peripheral road.

The Interchanges located at periodic intervals on the link, Peripheral and expressway road, would provide for infrastructures such as, toll plaza, petrol bunks, Truck Terminals, Bus Terminals, public amenities, trauma care, hazard management centre, traffic control, storage facilities for the goods, power generation and distribution centers and also provision for sewage treatment plants and commercial and residential establishments etc.
The right of way of the expressway will also carry Telecommunication network (Fiber Optic cables), Power and Gas lines, which would cater to the needs of the Project.

The benefits of the project are: Creation of world-class infrastructure facilities, peripheral road to help heavy truck traffic bypass the city of Bangalore, leading to decongestion of the city. Due to implementation of the Project the level of noise and air pollution will drop significantly, and it will create green areas out of barren and non-cultivable lands.

There will be a reduction in fuel consumption for all users of the toll roads as well as Bangalore citizens due to less congestion on city roads.

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