Global Road Technology India’s operation announced it has commenced road works on National Highway 2 using its advanced recycling technology with foamed bitumen. GRT is working with lead contractor Soma Enterprises under their concessionaire subsidiary, Soma-Isolux to rehabilitate approximately 74 km of damaged pavement in Bihar. The six-lane construction undertaken by GRT is from Naubatpur to Muthani district.
Cold-In-Place recycling is a road rehabilitation technique that reuses the existing asphalt and in situ materials bound together and strengthen using Foamed Bitumen. It is a cost-effective rehabilitation alternative to traditional reconstruction methods due to its comparatively higher life cycle and speed of construction, according to GRT. Ben James, CEO, Global Road Technology India, said, “It is excellent to see the National Highways Authority of India having major plans for Bihar’s road infrastructure and NH-2 will play a prominent role in terms of business growth for the state.”
“Our Cold-In-Place-Recycling technology will ensure better quality pavements along with speed of construction. SOMA has promoted advanced rehabilitation technology and we are glad to partner once again with them on this project in Bihar.” he further added.
NH-2 is an extremely important highway which links New Delhi to Kolkata with many prominent cities along the way. Road recycling with Foamed Bitumen has become an established technology worldwide and is now increasingly moving into the focus of road authorities and construction companies in India. The technology is used in the rehabilitation and new construction of roads pavements after its successful introduction by GRT.