Ashoka Buildcon Achieves New Milestones at Bundelkhand Expressway

Ashoka Buildcon Achieves New Milestones at Bundelkhand Expressway

The Bundelkhand Expressway is a 296-km long, 4-lane wide (expandable to 6 lanes) access-controlled expressway in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It will connect Gonda village in Chitrakoot district with Agra–Lucknow
Purvanchal Expressway Package-3

Purvanchal Expressway Package-3

This case study briefly discusses the planning, design and construction of Package 3 of the Purvanchal Expressway. Package-3 of the Purvanchal Expressway is a 41.7km long section of the 340.82km long
Pavement Rehabilitation Design is Not New Pavement Design

Pavement Rehabilitation Design is Not New Pavement Design

Since the 1980’s billions of dollars have been invested in developing methods to make pavement design and construction more sustainable through the re-use of existing resources. This includes insitu recycling and
Higher Percentage of RAP – Is it Challenging?

Higher Percentage of RAP – Is it Challenging?

India has the second largest road network in the world, spanning a total of 5.89 million km, transporting 64.5% of all goods in the country. Nearly 90% of India's total passenger traffic uses the road network to commute
Waste-Plastic Roads

Waste-Plastic Roads

India generates nearly 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, making it the 15th biggest plastic polluter globally. Discarded plastic waste litter the country’s roads, rivers and also form huge mounds in garbage
Brickwork Ratings: Tweaking of Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) a Positive for Roads Sector

Brickwork Ratings: Tweaking of Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) a Positive for Roads Sector

According to Vipula Sharma, Director – Ratings, Brickwork Ratings, with the recent tweaking in the HAM model, the share of the projects awarded under HAM model is expected to increase. “Overall, there should be a
IJM India Infrastructure Ltd. Sets a Record of Laying 25.54-km lane in 17:45 hours

IJM India Infrastructure Ltd. Sets a Record of Laying 25.54-km lane in 17:45 hours

After creating a world record for laying Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) for a four-lane highway of 2,580 meters length within 24 hours, NHAI has made yet another record by completing a single lane of the four-lane
Ashoka Buildcon creating history with India’s First 8 – Lane Extradosed Bridge

Ashoka Buildcon creating history with India’s First 8 – Lane Extradosed Bridge

Ashoka Buildcon, a leading highway player in India, has an impressive portfolio of 39 PPP projects, which is the largest in number in the country. With 40 years of experience in the core business of Highway Construction
Concreting the History - Patel Infrastructure Creates World Record for Laying Pavement Quality Concrete for a 2,580-m long, four-lane highway

Concreting the History - Patel Infrastructure Creates World Record for Laying Pavement Quality Concrete for a 2,580-m long, four-lane highway

Patel Infrastructure, an established construction, development, and maintenance service company and a NHAI contractor, has created a world record in the Infrastructure sector by laying Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) for
Macro Synthetic Fibres and Pavement Concrete

Macro Synthetic Fibres and Pavement Concrete

Macro synthetic polymeric fibres have the potential to enhance the post cracking properties of hardened cement-based materials, besides bringing improvements in other properties such as durability. This article disseminates
Road Pavement Design in Frost Prone Areas

Road Pavement Design in Frost Prone Areas

High altitude areas which are subjected to heavy snowfall and frost action necessitate special consideration for design and construction of pavements. U.K.Guruvittal, Chief Scientist & Dr G Bharath, Scientist, CSIR-Central
IS:15462-2019: A Tactical Shift Towards Performance Grading of Modified Bitumen

IS:15462-2019: A Tactical Shift Towards Performance Grading of Modified Bitumen

Flexible pavements are the most common type of pavement systems in the country. In addition to being convenient to construct, they are also cost-effective and easy to maintain. These pavements constitute the surface
Roller Compacted Concrete For Pavement Applications

Roller Compacted Concrete For Pavement Applications

Roller Compacted Concrete is an innovative technology gaining popularity in the recent past due to some of the positive points like low cost of construction, speed in construction, and the possibility of using mineral
Port Road Pavements Design And Economic Considerations for Case of Appropriateness

Port Road Pavements Design And Economic Considerations for Case of Appropriateness

Ports are among key components of country’s infrastructure whose performance metrics have improved considerably over years. While Indian coastline has 12 major ports handling about 75 percent of India’s port traffic
Suggestive Framework for Mitigating Project Delays in Indian Roads & Highways Sector

Suggestive Framework for Mitigating Project Delays in Indian Roads & Highways Sector

Time delay had been a common phenomenon associated with nearly all road construction projects in India but very little effort and studies had been done to amputate the phenomenon.The objectives of this study provided industry
Characterisation of Foundry Sand Waste Material for Road Construction

Characterisation of Foundry Sand Waste Material for Road Construction

Characterisation of Foundry Sand Waste Material for Road Construction Different types of waste materials viz. copper slag, zinc slag, steel slag, manganese slag, phosphogypsum slag, cinder, red mud, kimberlite, lime sludge, foundry sand, coal ash, jarofix, jarosite, manganese slag, marble dust etc
Thin Whitetopping Cement Concrete Overlays on Bituminous Pavements:

Thin Whitetopping Cement Concrete Overlays on Bituminous Pavements:

Concrete is a very durable and versatile material for the construction of roads and highways. Several highways, expressways, and city roads have been constructed with cement concrete in the recent past in India. Cement concrete
A Transformative Approach to Highway Construction

A Transformative Approach to Highway Construction

An 18-mile stretch of Georgia interstate is pushing the technological envelope with respect to safety and sustainability in road construction. By leveraging solar energy, recycled tires, vehicle telematics data and valuable roadside
Accelerated Pavement Testing

Accelerated Pavement Testing

Accelerated Pavement Testing images/Road-Pavements/40594-APTtesting.jpg The Indian road network is mainly built with flexible pavements, because of ease of construction and low initial cost as compared to concrete pavements. The flexible pavements are designed as per Indian Roads Congress
Pavement Maintenance Management System

Pavement Maintenance Management System

An efficient road transportation system is of vital importance to the economy of a nation. Road transport occupies a dominant position in the overall transportation system of India due to its advantages in terms of easy availability, flexibility
Cement Grouted Bituminous Mix for Flexible Pavements

Cement Grouted Bituminous Mix for Flexible Pavements

India has the second largest road network with heterogeneous traffic conditions. Although the road construction in India has improved a lot in the last two decades, at times, it is observed that the pavements, especially in urban areas
Whitetopping Durable and Cost-effective Solution for City Roads

Whitetopping Durable and Cost-effective Solution for City Roads

Concrete is a very durable material for the construction of roads and highways. Cement concrete has been used for the construction of new roads, highways and also for the rehabilitation of existing distressed bituminous pavements
Utilisation of Waste Materials in Road Construction

Utilisation of Waste Materials in Road Construction

The Road sector has been receiving a lot of attention by the central as well as state governments during the last two decades. As a result, new roads are being constructed and existing ones are being upgraded to meet the traffic demand
Construction of Sustainable Pavements Through Recycling

Construction of Sustainable Pavements Through Recycling

Increased connectivity and improved road infrastructure developed in the country in the recent past has resulted in significant increase in the growth of traffic in terms of the number of vehicles and axle loads. However, the increased
StrataWeb®: An Innovative Solution for Embankment Slope Protection Stabilization

StrataWeb®: An Innovative Solution for Embankment Slope Protection Stabilization

Side slope erosion has always been an issue for highway embankments. Especially during the monsoons, these slopes pose a challenge. The Larsen & Toubro-IDPI SPV, constructing its 163km long Rourkela-Sambalpur toll-way road
Role of Concrete in - Road Infrastructure

Role of Concrete in - Road Infrastructure

In India, the emphasis in recent years has rightly been on the housing and infrastructure, including, amongst other things, roads, power and irrigation sectors. The Global Infrastructure Outlook reflects that rising income levels
Ammann ARS 121 Soil Compactors deployed at 354-km Purvanchal Expressway

Ammann ARS 121 Soil Compactors deployed at 354-km Purvanchal Expressway

Ammann ARS 121 Soil Compactors are bringing efficiency to an enormous, high-profile roadbuilding project in India. The compactors are handling soil work for a key section of the 354-km Purvanchal Expressway, the longest current
Ashoka Buildcon constructs Package 4 of landmark Eastern Peripheral Expressway project

Ashoka Buildcon constructs Package 4 of landmark Eastern Peripheral Expressway project

Ashoka Buildcon, which was awarded package 4 of the EPE project, constructed 22km of the 135 km EPE, at a cost of ₹789 crores. It built three grade separators, one ROB, 12 VUPs, 22 PUPs, four minor bridges and 20
Wirtgen: Cold milling machines have a decisive impact on quality of road rehabilitation

Wirtgen: Cold milling machines have a decisive impact on quality of road rehabilitation

Wirtgen offers the widest range of cold milling machines in the industry. Customers can choose from more than 30 different types of machines, with each also available with a variety of milling widths. The lower
Smart Pavement Materials and Emerging Technologies

Smart Pavement Materials and Emerging Technologies

Smartness describes self-adaptability, self-sensing, and multiple functionalities of the materials. These characteristics provide numerous possible applications of such materials in manufacturing and civil