Concrete roads are the best solution for permanent and durable roads. Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that all the roads in the country would be converted into cement-concrete ones to ensure their stability and durability.
Concrete is known to provide road construction the whole life cost benefits. In Mumbai, the cement concrete roads built 20 years ago are still in a good shape. If all roads are converted into cement concrete ones, it is said that they may last for almost 200 years.
Concrete is significantly less disposed to wear and tear defects like rutting, cracking, stripping, loss of texture, and potholes that can occur with flexible pavement surfaces. As it is low maintenance there seem to be many advantages of concrete pavements. It has less maintenance, which means fewer traffic delays; this is a huge advantage to some of our already congested highways.
All over the world, it is known fact that by using concrete better light reflection takes place that means we have to use less streetlights. If one has ever traveled from Pune to Mumbai by road then they might have noticed the beautiful concrete expressway that looks beautiful as well as is safe to travel. In all main construction of roads in India, one can see the use of concrete rather than asphalt these days. Still, Asphalt roads are also famous in some parts of the developing countries as well as states in India as asphalt is cheaper. However, there are many drawbacks of asphalt roads that include generating highly polluting gases at the time of melting it for paving. It seems that in all concert is a better option for the construction of roads.