around us,” explains
Subhash Sharma, Key
Account Manager (North-
India), Volvo Construction
It is estimated that the
construction of one kilometre
of a highway requires 4,076
days of labour. By that count,
the Varanasi-Handia highway
has the potential to generate approximately
300,000 days of work and it is estimated that
nearly 3,000 people will find direct means of
livelihood through the project.
Shiv Babu is one such beneficiary. He is a
resident of Bhiti village near Varanasi and
worked on carpet weaving before the industry
went into decline. His family was struggling to
make ends meet, until he found employment as a
labourer on the highway expansion project.
“Today, I earn Rs 250 (€3.00) a day. Once this
road is made, people like me can travel to bigger
cities like Varanasi and seek better opportunities for
employment. This will definitely help us,” he says.
G R Infraprojects is a leading construction company based in Udaipur,
Rajasthan, India. It has been building roads, highways, bridges and
airport runways in India for more than two decades. The company is
involved in infrastructure development across several states in India.
G R Infraprojects is Volvo Construction Equipment’s second largest
customer in India.
Shiv Babu is one of the many
local residents who have found
employment on the Handia-
Varanasi highway expansion
project. In fact, it is estimated that
the project has created 300,000
days of work.
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