Purvanchal Expressway is a prestigious greenfield project under construction in India. It commences near village Chand Sarai, located at Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-731), district Lucknow, and concludes near village Haidaria on National Highway No.-19, before 18 km of UP-Bihar border, in district Ghazipur. This project had been envisaged due to its strategic importance to uplift the eastern part of the state along with providing a seamless connectivity to the state capital and national capital through other greenfield expressways in the state viz. the Agra to Lucknow Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway.
The Purvanchal Expressway entails an enormous requirement of approximately 2.34 crore cubic meter of earthwork, 16 lakh cubic meter of WMM, and 10 lakh cubic meter of asphalt paving.
- Developing Authority: Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UEIDA)
- Total Project Length: 341 km divided in 8 Packages
- Project cost: ` 22,494 crore (including the land acquisition cost)
- Project mode: EPC mode
53 HAMM compactors build foundation
A fleet of 53 HAMM compactors have been in action across the expressway length, accelerating the pace of construction with quality compaction. The made in India HAMM 311 soil compactor with an operating weight of 11 ton and 2.14m wide vibration drum ensures high compaction force and a large static linear load of up to 30 kg/cm on the construction site. The 3-Point Articulation technology provides outstanding all-terrain mobility, supporting safe maneuvering on uneven ground, and offers excellent driving comfort by effectively dampening the vibrations.
28 VÖGELE Pavers for quality paving
28 VÖGELE pavers having clocked approx. 25,000 working hours are seamlessly operating in tandem with HAMM. The VÖGELE Super 1800-3 pavers with a paving width of 9m in one pass have effortlessly paved the Purvanchal Expressway in all the packages followed by the HAMM Tandem rollers to compact the final layer. VÖGELE offers a range of sensor pavers from 1.5 m paving width to a maximum of 18 m – one of the largest pavers in the world.
The Wirtgen Group, a sustainable solution provider for road construction, offers the most technologically advanced and innovative machines for the CE industry, namely, VÖGELE Pavers, HAMM Compactors and Slipform Pavers, that cater to all the requirements of greenfield expressways.