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White-topping to be double quick with new technology
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White-topping to be double quick with new technology

A 500-metre stretch on Old Madras Road has been taken up for white-topping by using what the BBMP calls a ‘Rapid Road’ technology.Under the pilot project, the civic body plans to fabricate the concrete slabs (20 feet in length and 5 feet in width) in the factory and embed them on the road.In the present system, the BBMP takes around 26 to 28 days to white-top a road. This includes milling, levelling, providing bituminous concrete and the mandatory 21 days of curing period. Under the new technology, the concrete slabs are brought to the site and placed on the road using cranes.“The method helps in white-topping half a kilometre of road in a day. We need one or two days for milling and levelling, before placing the concrete slabs. The entire project can be completed in five days. We plan ...