Global road construction company GRT that specialises in soil solutions will be proving provide technology for the first time in India after securing a contract of highways project between Varanasi and Aurangabad.
“Global Road Technology (GRT) India’s operation today announced it had secured its first National Highway project in India. GRT will be working for lead Contractor Soma Enterprises under their concessionaire subsidiary; Soma-Isolux Varanasi-Aurangabad Tollway,” the company said in a statement.
It said GRT will start work this month with the six-lane construction of Varanasi-Aurangabad section on NH-2 in Uttar Pradesh.
The contract will enable GRT to deliver its advanced Concrete Treated Base (CTB), Cold-In-Place-Recycling (CIPR) and Foamed Bitumen technology for the first time in India for NHAI work, putting GRT at the forefront of new road technology delivery in India, the statement said.
GRT, Chief Executive Officer, Ben James said, “The contract marks India’s shift towards new technology in the road space and GRT is well placed as the first mover to take advantage.”
Cold In-Place Recycling is a road rehabilitation technique that reduces the life cycle cost of the road structure by reusing the existing asphalt. It is a cost effective rehabilitation alternative to traditional reconstruction methods due to its comparatively low cost, higher life cycle, and ease of construction.
“Our technology will enable us to deliver the scale and scope of works in short timeframes never before seen in India. No longer will India settle for bygone era techniques and a new found demand for quality and speed is emerging,” James added.
GRT is an international company that provides innovative solutions to create better and safer roads. The company has been working in communities across the world to deliver its technology, including undertaking a number of projects in Asia and the Middle East.