IJM India Infrastructure Limited (IJMII) has reached the goal of laying 25.54 track kilometers in an 18-hour span.
The company has completed the construction of the Solapur-Bijapur sector of the four-lane National Highway 13. The company is a Malaysian multinational company whose Indian subsidiary IJMII has been operating in Hyderabad since 1998.
Sanjay Kadam, director of the NHAI project, said: ‘This is the first time in the history of NHAI projects that such a huge task has been attempted and achieved. The length of the said project is 110 km four or six lane Solapur- Bijapur division on NH13 and is one of the largest contracts in value (approximately 2,300 million) awarded to NHAI for a design, construction, finance, operation and Transfer (DBFOT) basis. We are pleased to set another milestone in this project by achieving the record of laying 25.54 kilometer kilometers of bituminous concrete layer within a span of 18 hours, compared to the current average progress rate of 5 km per month in a four-lane project.
The leader of the IJMII team, M Venkateswar Rao, said: “This meticulous task involved major logistical and technical challenges that covered an estimated line distance of 18,701 km in less than 18 hours, equivalent to 5 one-way trips of Ladakh to Kanyakumari (3810 km one way via NH 44) 14,832 tons Bituminous concrete mix was produced from hot mix plants and laid to achieve the above activity Heavy trucks with a capacity of up to 30 tons were used to transport the above material from the hot mix plants to the highway transport, which resulted in about 494 rides.