Manufactured sand could shape the industry’s future
Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, has been a technology industry hub, hence rapidly growing and putting great pressure on the region’s infrastructure development. The city has long been struggling to get river sand, but governmental policies banned the use of river sand, citing that the depletion of the natural resource and the ill-effects of dredging, mining and indiscriminate quarrying of river beds pose a great threat to the environment.
Mr. Kosaraju, a veteran of the construction business, noticed the short fall of river sand way back in 1999 and started looking for options to replace this diminishing resource and to sustain business using an alternative. After investing time and resources into finding an alternative, he saw Barmac® Vertical Shaft Impactors (VSIs) being used, for the first time, to produce manufactured sand for the Mumbai-Pune highway project and big irrigation projects in Maharashtra.
The crushers and VSIs were made by Metso (then Svedala) and were producing a good amount of aggregates and sand for the massive project. Understanding the outcomes of the product (manufactured sand) and how this product could shape the industry’s future, he ordered a Barmac along with the Metso (then Svedala) jaw crushers and started producing manufactured sand for commercial use.