Exploring Methods of Replacement of Concrete Road in Two Days
Deepak Sundrani1, Yusuf Inamdar2
1Deepak Sundrani, Associate Professor, NICMAR, Pune, India.
2Yusuf Inamdar, Plant Incharge, J. Kumar RMC, Hadapsar, Pune, India.
Manuscript received on September 24, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on October 09, 2012. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2012. | PP: 197-199 | Volume-2 Issue-1, October 2012.  | Retrieval Number: A0790102112 /2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: In India, repairing / replacing of concrete road takes weeks, sometimes months and sometimes years. At many places Bitumen roads are preferred because they can be repaired very fast. However in some South East Asian Asian countries, city roads made of concrete, are replaced in two days. In a four lane road, two lanes are dug up on Saturday, the rubble is transported away and fresh ready mixed concrete is poured on Sunday and on Monday the traffic commences as usual on the new concrete road. Thus on the two days when traffic is thin because of offices having holidays is utilized to replace the concrete road. On next Saturday and Sunday, the process is repeated for the balance part of the concrete road. Time saving is the biggest benefit. The trouble caused to innumerable city persons travelling can be drastically cut. If we can calculate the benefit of this, then the benefit cost ratio will be much more than one. The paper attempts to explore the various possible methods of replacing a concrete road in two days.
Keywords: Concrete road, Sulphur concrete, Tremix concrete.