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Construction : Cover Story | May 2018 | Source : Equipment India

Creating a new benchmark

Batching plants of KYB-Conmat are involved in the construction of the world's tallest temple project in Mathura.

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
is the world's tallest temple under-construction at Vrindavan, Mathura. At a cost of Rs 3 billion, it will be one of the most expensively built temples in the world by ISKCON Bangalore. The temple has a footprint of about 5 acre and rises to a height of about 700 ft (213 m or 70 floors) and a built-up area of 5,40,000 sq ft. The temple is planned to be vibrant with festivals and religious activities throughout the year. It is going to be a must watch place for every Indian.

The project
The tallest temple project will have a capsule elevator that takes visitors from the ground level to the 700 ft tall viewing gallery, giving an immersive 3D sound and light experience of the different planetary systems described in the vedic literature. A look-alike of the verdant forests of Vrindavan will be recreated around this magnificent temple from descriptions in the Srimad Bhagavatam; sprawling 26 acre it will consist of the 12 forests (dvadasha kanana) of Braj.

Moving concrete successfully
KYB's stationary concrete batching plants are successfully deployed worldwide, whenever demand arises in infrastructure development where concrete is involved. The company's presence is strong in the construction of concrete roads, metro rail, high rise buildings, dams and many such crucial areas.

KYB-Conmat is associated
with the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir (VCM) project. The stationary concrete batching plant CRP-900 IL5 is used by the temple project, which is not conventional, but is carved, circular and three-dimensional. This makes the project quite challenging, since this type of architecture is happening for the first time in India.

KYB-Conmat feels honoured and proud for being considered to join hands with the temple project. "It is an international level project with beautiful architecture in India and we are proud to be connected with this prestigious project. The VCM team felt that this is challenging for them, so they were looking for a concrete partner who should be committed and can perform as per their expectation. We have multiple number of machines such as concrete batching plants, transit mixers working perfectly with no barriers and thus KYB-Conmat equipment will not only save time and workforce, but also the overall capital cost," says Sailaj Verma, Senior Vice President - Sales, KYB-Conmat.

The temple project team along with the project manager from Mathura specially came to the KYB-Conmat head office at Vadodara, to see the process as they wanted to produce a special type of concrete for the temple, called self compacting concrete (SCC). This is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that can spread into place, fill the formwork and encapsulate the reinforcement without any mechanical consolidation. After convinced on the product and technology, the temple team has placed an order for procuring a 90 cu m/hr batching plant from KYB-Conmat, a Japanese-Indian firm. Another order for three transit mixers of 7 cu m capacity was also placed.

"KYB-Conmat products are the most reliable and also the best service provider. They are also versatile and robust. With a backup of good aftersales service and easy availability of spare parts, it did make sense for us to use KYB-Conmat machines for the construction of the most notable temple in the world," commented Abhishek Prakash, Project Manager, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.

"KYB-Conmat is associated with the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir (VCM) project. The stationary concrete batching plant CRP-900 IL5 is used by the temple project, which is not conventional, but is carved, circular and three-dimensional."
 
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