Mumbai Expressway Creates Another Record and Lays the Most Asphalt in 100 Hours

The 1,380 km long Delhi Mumbai Expressway (DME) has set another road construction record by laying the largest amount of asphalt in 100 hours.

PNC Infratech Ltd has achieved this feat on the 8-lane Delhi-Vadodara Greenfield alignment section of the expressway. The rare record was reached between junctions with NH-47 near Bhamiya village and SH-175 in Baletiya village in Panchmahal district.

In a series of tweets, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informed that the longest flexible carriageway (DBM course) construction length in 100 hours was awarded to PNC Infratech Ltd .

While the Union government has accelerated the pace of highway construction in the country, private developers are coping with this situation and setting new records in the field.

Earlier records such as construction of 2.5 km of four-lane cement concrete road in 24 hours on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Vadodara and construction of 26 km of single-lane road in 22 hours in the Solapur – Bijapur section were carried out by private promoters.

On Saturday March 12, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government plans to better its world record for highway construction by 38km per day and has set a target of building 50 km highways per day.

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