Patel Infra sets world record in daily paving
Contractor Patel Infrastructure Ltd created a world record on February 1 for laying the most ever road pavement on a four-lane concrete road at one project site within a day.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said the contractor finished laying approximately 10.32 km of road (2,580 m x 4 lanes) in a day on the Delhi-Mumbai greenfield expressway. With a width of 18.75 m, as much an area as 48,711 sq m of concrete was laid for the expressway in 24 hours, said NHAI in a statement.
The India Book of Records, registered with the Government of India, and the Golden Book of World Records, recognised the feat achieved by the contractor.
In a first, a 19 m single concrete paver was used for road construction, which signifies that the paver can lay concrete on five lanes at any given time, accelerating expressway construction in India.
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The highway is part of the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai greenfield eight-lane expressway project. The development work was carried out by the world's largest fully automatic ultra modern concrete paver machine.
The achievement comes in the backdrop of the Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways (MoRTH) having constructed about 8,170 km of national highways between April 2020 to January 2021, in the current financial year, at a speed of about 28.16 km per day.
About 7,573 km of roads were constructed by NHAI during the same period in the last fiscal, at a speed of 26.11 km per day.