Aug 10
Express Records
Express Records
YET again, L&T has set a new benchmark in the construction industry. On 11 June, its Transportation Infrastructure arm laid 15,000 MT of Dense Bituminous Macadam (DBM) in an eight-lane dual carriageway of 18.85m width in a span of just 69 hours. This is equivalent to laying 2 km of DBM.
This record was achieved on the Madhya Pradesh Expressway Project’s Delhi-Vadodara Expressway package. When completed, the highway will be the India’s longest expressway under the flagship Bharat Mala programme of National Highways Authority of India.
The scope of work broadly includes a 25-km eight-lane greenfield expressway. It is being constructed as a perpetual flexible pavement and consists of 89 structures. This project is to be completed in 24 months. 
The record DBM laying was a power-packed effort, where men, minds and machines were put to the test in a race against time. Two plants of 260 and 135 tonnes per hour capacity, three asphalt pavers with multiplex sensors, three pneumatic tyre rollers, four tandem rollers and 16 dumpers were used to achieve the target.
Soon, many villagers in remote Maharashtra will have the world at their fingertips. Thanks to the completion of Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) project undertaken by L&T’s Smart World & Communication (SWC).
The project scope included installation and commissioning of internet connectivity covering 26 Secondary Switching Areas, 85 block panchayats, 218 Optical Line Termination and 4925 Optical Network Termination.
Work started in August 2016 with completion deadline being July 2021. Stepping up to the plate, SWC team completed the project ahead of schedule despite the pandemic-induced lockdowns last year and this year. Pleased at the project completion, Mr Hawa Singh Jakhar (CGM & Project Head – BBNL) awarded an appreciation certificate to L&T’s SWC team.