100 Kilometers in 100 Hours: India's Engineering Marvel Redefines Expressway Construction!
India Breaks the Record by Building the Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway by 100 Kilometers in Just 100 Hours.
According to the Ministry of road transport and Highways, a 100 km long road was built on the Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway in a record time of 100 hours. An official statement said, “The historic achievement was accomplished by laying bituminous concrete and is a testament to India’s advancement in road infrastructure.”
This feat has set a new world record for the fastest construction of a road of this length.
The road was constructed by the EPC contractor Larsen & Toubro Limited and the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Cube Highways Trust, Ghaziabad Aligarh Expressway Pvt Ltd.
NH34 serves as a key link for trade
How did they do it?
A Crucial Link for Trade is NH34
The 118-kilometre length of NH34 between Ghaziabad and Aligarh, according to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, is crucial for trade between commercial centres, agricultural regions, and educational institutions. It is essential for facilitating the free flow of products and services and promoting economic growth, he continued. “This success demonstrates the commitment and inventiveness of India’s road infrastructure industry. Nitin Gadkari tweeted, “I would like to express my congrats to the great teams at Cube Highways, L&T, and Ghaziabad Aligarh Expressway Pvt Ltd (GAEPL) for their remarkable success.
How did they succeed?
The integration of the latest technologies and a highly qualified crew allowed the expressway to be built in a record amount of time. A unique form of bituminous concrete that was created to be swiftly and readily poured was employed by the consortium. Additionally, the workers put in 24-hour shifts to guarantee that the project was finished on schedule.
Gadkari emphasized the government’s goal to promote exceptional mobility, commerce, and development by building world-class highways at the quickest possible speed without sacrificing quality during a speech that spanned several cities in Uttar Pradesh, including Dadri, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahr, and Khurja.
The project made use of CCPR technology
The minister also discussed India’s dedication to sustainability and financial efficiency in the project’s use of Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR) technology. According to the minister, this cutting-edge green technique makes use of 90% of the material that has been processed or close to 20 lakh square meters of road surface. He said that just 10% of virgin resources are now used.
“‘By employing this strategy, we have significantly reduced fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions, thereby significantly reducing our carbon footprint,'” Gadkari has spoken.