BMC plunging into the costlier concrete for road repairs


By Accommodation Times Bureau

In order to avoid the shutdown of the traffics for long time, while repairing the roads in the city, the civic body has taken a decision of using early strength concrete for the repairs of the roads in Mumbai. 160 roads; out of the 700 odd roads BMC has planned to repair; will be firm concrete roads.

The curing period for early strength concrete is around seven days, which is almost 50% less as compared to the regular concrete, which requires around 14 days of curing. Curing is a systematic process in which concrete is kept at a reasonable temperature, to reduce cracks on the road, in future.

A civic official said, “Currently, early strength concrete is used only for the repair of major concrete roads in the city. The plan is to start using this kind of concrete for all such roads henceforth, so that traffic movement is not affected for very long.” But the expenditure of early strength concrete is nearly 20% more as compared to the regular concrete.

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