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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
08-December-2011 17:09 IST
Construction of Green Field Expressway

                    The choice of cement concrete pavement over bituminous pavement depend upon various factors, such as subgrade soil, rainfall, traffic volume, availability of construction materials, besides costs, etc. Accordingly, the choice of pavement type for development of green field expressways may vary from project to project.

 

Cement concrete roads have more life span compared to bituminous pavement; but the same could not be quantified. However, the concrete roads also have their inherent limitations, such as higher initial cost, poorer riding quality at joints and more noise due to traffic as compared to bituminous pavements. Further, stage construction is not possible in case of concrete roads.

 

The Government has approved construction of 1,000 km of Expressways under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-VI. The following stretches have been identified under NHDP-Phase-VI:-

 

S.NO.

.

Section           

Length (km)

1

Vadodara—Mumbai

400

2

Bangalore—Chennai

334

3

Delhi—Meerut

66

4

Kolkata—Dhanbad

277

                 

 This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transportand Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada,   in  a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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