New Delhi (NVI): The National Highway of Authority of India (NHAI), through contractor Patel Infrastructure Ltd has created World Record for laying of pavement quality concrete (PQC) for 4 lane highway of 2,580 meter length within 24 hours on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
This feat has been recognized by both the India Book of Records, and the Golden Book of World Records, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) said in a statement.
“Starting at 8 am on February 1, the contractor finished the job, totalling 2,580 meters X 4 lanes— which translates to approximately 10.32 lane kilometres by 8 am next morning,” it added.
With a width of 18.75 meters, an area as 48,711 square meters of concrete was laid for the expressway in 24 hours. At 14,613 Cubic Meters, this was also the highest quantity of concrete laid in 24 hours, the ministry noted.
Moreover, the record is part of the greenfield Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai 8-lane expressway project and was carried out by the world’s largest fully automatic ultra-modern concrete paver machine.
The Transport Ministry has constructed 8,169 km of national highways (NHs) from April 2020 to January 15, 2021 in the current financial year 2020-21—with a speed of about 28.16 km per day.
During the same period in the last fiscal, 7,573 km roads were constructed, with a speed of 26.11 km per day, the statement read, the statement added.
Furthermore, the Ministry is hopeful that with contractors laying good quality concrete for the NHAI at such speeds, it should be able to cross construction target of 11,000 km by March 31.