Mumbai – Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) : Stamped Concrete to replace paver blocks in civil projects

Stamped Concrete in Mumbai : After paver blocks turn out to be a flop show and people are unhappy with the waste of public funds, Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) is back with a new road plan to improve the condition of streets and sidewalks in Mumbai.

After paver blocks turn out to be a flop show and people are unhappy with the waste of public funds, Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) is back with a new road plan to improve the condition of streets and sidewalks with stamped concrete in Mumbai.

The city administration now plans to remove all paving blocks from the city and to replace them with stamped concrete (stamped with various patterns and structures such as brick, slate, stone, tiles, wood etc)

The BMC Roads Department is currently working on implementing the project throughout the city.

According to BMC sources, the stamped concrete is a perfect replacement of concrete pavers. The stamped concrete pathways have a longer life of about 12 years compared to the existing paving stones of the paths, which last only about five years.

According to BMC, the stamped concrete will be an apt replacement for paver blocks. The footpaths & walkways with stamped concrete will have a longer life, of about 12 years as against the existing paver blocks, which last only for about five years.

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As a pilot project, the stamped concrete in mumbai is initially used for the sewage and drainage system. The city administration first used the blocks around 2002. However, it aroused the anger of the citizens, as the blocks often broke and formed potholes.

Recently, the BMC began removing paver blocks by securing it by asphalt roads.