Bulldozers once ruled the construction equipment scene. Although these robust, tanklike assemblies have been overshadowed a little since the arrival of multitaskers like hydraulic excavators, front loaders and backhoe loaders, they remain ubiquitous and popular.
An engineering feat, the Jammu-Udhampur Highway project comprised over 8,000 workers and the construction of 76 bridges, viaducts and underpasses, 223 culverts, 10 km of retaining wall, 27 km of breast wall and four twin-tube tunnels, in record time!
The Asia-Pacific accounts for about 45 per cent of the global demand for tunnelling and drilling equipment, according to a report titled Global Tunnelling and Drilling Equipment Market. India´s market share is a healthy 8.4 per cent, thanks to a slew of hydroelectric, sewage, irrigation and road and railway projects on the anvil.