Patel Infrastructure Ltd enters its name in the Golden Book of World Records & India Book of Records
The world record attempt was made on February 1, 2021, with the construction of the highest quantity of pavement quality concrete laid by the world’s largest fully automatic ultra-modern concrete paver machine for the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway Project and completed in 24 hours.
Patel Infrastructure Ltd, an established construction, development and maintenance service company has created history for a first-time world record by entering the Golden Book of World Records and India Book of Records. The company adds another milestone to its impeccable work portfolio in the four record titles that the construction project has achieved are –
- The highest quantity of pavement quality concrete laid in 24 hours– 14641.43 Cubic meters
- Largest quantum of pavement quality concrete produced in 24 hours– 14527.50 Cubic meters
- Laying of pavement quality concrete in 18.75m width continuously in 24 hours -1280 meters
- The largest area of rigid pavement quality concrete laid for an expressway in 24 hours – 48804.75 SQM
The record is a part of Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Project with Eight Lane Expressway’s construction from Km 292.000 to Km 355.000 (Manubar – Sanpa – Padra Section of Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway) in the state of Gujarat. The world record attempt was made on February 1, 2021, with the construction of the highest quantity of pavement quality concrete laid by the world’s largest fully automatic ultra-modern concrete paver machine for the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway Project and completed in 24 hours.
Speaking on achieving the accolade, Arvind Patel, Managing Director, Patel Infrastructure Ltd said, “We are ecstatic to have achieved this colossal task and be a part of the history books in the Indian road construction industry. The nature of constructing a civil project involves many factors that are to be aligned. We endeavoured not to set benchmark only in the segment of road and highway construction but to also do so in a responsible manner.”
Dr. Manish Vishnoei, Asia Head, Golden Book of World Records, informed that “GBWR had received four applications for attempting World Records. Team of Golden Book of World Records observed and analysed the unique work of concreting the history by Patel Infrastructure Limited right from the beginning from 8 am on February 1 to 8 am on February 2 and witnessed 24 hours long well planned and synchronised engineering phenomenon of constructing a part of Eight-lane Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai expressway with world’s widest pavement quality concreting machine and after final verification declared the achievement of four World Records registered in the Golden Book of World Records.”
MK Chaudhary, Adjudicator of India Book of Records, said that “Patel Infrastructure Ltd has done a marvellous job creating the concreting history. They have made the four records in construction of Eight-lane expressway in one go within 24 hrs. The Company made it possible with a well-managed group of multi-level people working in a synchronised method, implementing micro-level planning by deploying skilled manpower and machineries especially 18.75 mtr largest width of a slip-on form of paver machine in the world as acclaimed by the manufacturer. As we feel, this would be the milestone to change the scenario of road construction.”
This enormous activity is ably supported and executed by the company’s logistic team, procuring team and construction team providing efficient support to the convoy of 115 tippers from the production site to the laying site. More than 300 nos. of mechanical department personnel operated the onsite & production site machines and its operation 250 nos. The quality control team ensured product quality and laying quality. The procurement division took care of providing a huge quantum of material like 5000 MT of Cement in bulk, 1,500 MT of Fly ash, 80 MT admixtures and 150 KL of HSD, 500 MT of ice and finally 18,000 MT of aggregate along with 130 MT of Dowel bars and Tie bars.
The mountainous task was achieved by a professional and efficient procurement team in the Head office and site. Store department for monitoring material consumption and utilization of material. Technical department planning, executing, monitoring and supervising the work, safety team provided and maintained operational safety and expert teams from consultant and authority’s (NHAI) engineers who co-ordinated and guided the entire activity considering total onsite personnel of more than 1,250, including other professional and visitors.