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Vidyadhar Vengurlekar with over 35 years of experience in the industry has been the pioneer of Trenchless Technology in India. He has been associated with introduction, growth and implementation of unique ways of  Trenchless Technology for laying and rehabilitation of sewers and water mains as well as storm water systems. 

Adaptation of Trenchless Technology which till 1990s was considered to be suitable for developed countries was his key objective and vision.

He ensured that rather than plainly mimicking the technology, it was made to work for Indian conditions in a cost effective way so that the sustainability of the techniques could be ensured.

Vidyadhar Vengurlekar worked for 21 years for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai before resigning from it to pursue a career in the "Trenchless Technology and work for its growth and widespread adoption in India by various ULBs and Utility agencies.  

He has to his credit the first microtunneling project for laying of sanitary sewers of varying sizes in extremely challenging conditions in Mumbai which involved railway crossings and highway crossings as well as sewers in bottleneck portions of urban roads where conventional trenching could not be used for laying of the buried services. This project enabled commissioning of sewers which were idling for almost 18- 20 years and reap the benefit of providing sewerage to masses and help in improving environmental and health conditions in the areas affected by these sewers.

Encouraged by the achievements, he further worked on rehabilitation of sewers and SWDs as well as further projects involving microtunneling across India especially in Mumbai and Delhi besides other towns.

His efforts ensured that the technology could find acceptance by ULBs and provide more opportunities for demonstrating its capabilities encouraging more stakeholders to move to the technology. This further resulted in economy on account of the scale of operations. 

He is currently working on many trenchless technology projects which involve microtunneling and pipeline renovation.

His areas of specialisation are-

He is also an expert in water supply and sewerage network planning and pipe laying by conventional techniques.

He is an expert in Contract Management and tendering process involving international practices based on various types of FIDIC Conditions of Contract.

Key Strengths:

·       Trenchless Technology for underground pipe laying and rehabilitation of assets

·       Procurement of works and services (Public Authorities/ ULBs as well as private organizations)

·       Project Management/ Contract Management

·       Sewerage systems master-planning

·       Water Supply master-planning

·       Dispute resolution under Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and FIDIC forms of Contract 

·       IT enabled services for ULBs and Public Administration 

·       Training and Capacity Building for ULBs, Eduactional Institutions, Jal Boards/ Nigams etc for their staff as well as contracting agencies

Paper Publications/ Conferences: 

·       Application of trenchless technology in India- Microtunneling In India, Mumbai, 1998

·       Technical Guidelines for Microtunneling Projects in India (With Mr Bala K Balasubramanium), Florida, USA, 1999

·       On-site sewage treatment arrangements for Tropical climates like Mumbai for the seminar of Grater Mumbai Licensed Plumbers’ Association- 1999

·       Paper on “Microtunnelling in Mumbai” at Indian NO-DIG 2000 held in New Delhi

·       “First Microtunnelling Project in INDIA”- World Bank sponsored seminar on Trenchless Technology at Mumbai; May 2001

·       Microtunneling in Mumbai- A new Era at workshop on Advanced Technology in Water and Sewerage and Public-Private Participation Initiatives at Bangalore organized by CPHEEO, BWSSB etc-  November 2001

·       Sewerage in Mumbai- Past Present and Future- GBLPA, December 2001

·       “Trenchless Technology Policy in Mumbai”- at CTIRC, Mumbai, February 2002

·       “Microtunneling in Mumbai”; Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering- Civil Engineering & Construction Review (CE & CR) Vol.15 No.OCT 2002

·       Appropriate trenchless technology- International Seminar on Underground Utility Infrastructure- Development and Management at Bangalore, February 2003

·       Microtunneling technology for installation of buried services- IIT, Mumbai, June 2003

·       Buried services management in context with trenchless technology- CTIRC, Mumbai, September 2003

·       Business development challenges for trenchless technology in India, No-Dig Asia 2003 at New Delhi, November 2003

·       Trenchless technology and rehabilitation techniques for India, IFAT, Shanghai, 2004 covering GRP lining systems

·       Asset Management Using GIS for Sewerage System of Mumbai, ESRI User Conference 2005

·       Use of GRP in rehabilitation of sewers in Mumbai, ICERP, 2006

·       Trenchless Technology in Indian perspective and present scenario (SWOT Analysis) No-Dig India 2008, New Delhi

·       Techno-commercial aspects of trenchless technology projects, No-Dig India 2010 December, Delhi

·       Trenchless Technology Issues and Remedies, NoDig India @ Bangalore; organized by International Society for Trenchless Technology, UK, May 2012

·       Urban issues affecting provision of sewerage facilities and TrenchLESS technology, TWIC, Chennai, July 2013

·       Challenges in urban underground utility network installation and technological solutions, IPHE Conference, Delhi, Jan 2014

·       Storm Water Conduits as Multi Utilities Corridors, IEI, Maharashtra State Center, Oct 2015

·       Swatch Bharat Abhiyan- Sewerage Development- Challenges and ways to overcome; Rotary International, Mumbai, December 2016

·       Analysis of Ground Heaving Along a Busy Highway – A Case Study from Mumbai, India with Dasaka Murty- IIT- Bombay, Vidyadhar Vengurlekar, Dharamveer Singh and Salil Upasham-MCGM- Nov 2016

·       Ingredients for Successful implementation of Microtunneling in context of Indian Clients- NoDig India Seminar, December 2018