Concreting Bombay Metropolis Roads in India

Paper by SHUKLA from ISCR 8th 1998 Lisbon Portugal

Deterioration of Bombay Metropolis roads during rainy season is a perpetual phenomenon. During the monsoon of 1988, the major roads constructed with hydrocarbon binders suffered severe damage causing great inconvenience to the users. In view of the mounting pressure from the public, at large the municipal authorities decided to switch over to concrete roads particularly the locations subjected to prolonged flooding during heavy rains coupled with high tide. The lessons learnt during design and construction of concrete road are detailed in the paper.

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