In July 2010, work began on the double-decker Bharatratna JRD Tata flyover, an impressive construction that will make a substantial contribution to reducing traffic congestion in the Pune area. During the concreting phase of the project, equipment from Atlas Copco was used to give a smooth surface finish and the desired strength to the casting. The flyover was inaugurated in February this year by India’s Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar.
The Bharatratna JRD Tata flyover was commissioned by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. Located in Kasarwadi at the critical junction where the Pune-Nashik highway meets the Mumbai-Pune highway, this huge construction cost Rs 103.51 crore (approx. USD 17 million) to build and has been described by some as an “architectural marvel”.
The contractor chosen for the project was Pune-based infrastructure specialist B G Shirke Construction Technology Pvt. Ltd. At the site, located close to Atlas Copco India’s head office in Dapodi, Pune, B G Shirke used many products from Atlas Copco’s light compaction and concrete equipment range in the concreting process. These included Vibrastar motor-in-head electric pokers, frequency converters, ER407B electric high-speed external vibrators, and LP6500 walk-behind double drum rollers.
Nilesh Bhavsar, Senior Manager, Mechanical, B G Shirke, confirms the suitability and efficiency of the Atlas Copco equipment for this prestigious project. “We use Atlas Copco light compaction and concrete equipment regularly. Atlas Copco is our first choice because they offer reliable, trouble-free equipment and good service support.”
Vikas Sawhney, Business Line Manager, Construction Tools, Atlas Copco India: “The Bharatratna JRD Tata flyover opens up major potential for new infrastructure projects to modernize the Pune landscape. Atlas Copco is proud to be associated with this project, which will make the lives of Pune citizens much easier with increased connectivity and reduced travel time.”