Are the Chinese roads better than India, and do the Chinese use concrete roads for powerful structures?
Rehan Baji, BE Civil Engineering & Bachelor of Engineering Degrees, University of Mumbai (2007)
My dear , There is nothing like powerful term in Concrete.
It simply depends upon the grade of the Concrete.
Higher the Grade of the Concrete , Higher will be it's Load carrying capacity.
Still , If We want to cast a Concrete Road , above the Ground Level , The Maximum Grade of Concrete which we use is M40 to the best of my knowledge, which is almost same in both India and China.
But what makes thier roads much better than us is the durability of the Concrete used there which is far better as compared to us.
This I have to accept , simply because the Durability of the Concrete relies mainly on Quality Control and Good Workmanship.
Regarding Good Workmanship, we are as same as them.
But , then regarding Quality Control, As an Indian , I feel sad , we still have to improve on it.
And that's why thier Roads are better than us and are fit for use all the 12 months of the Year.
Yu Xu, lives in Toronto, ON
You must be living in the 1970s …or brainwashed by western media.
China and India both are large country with large population. They both face great economic problem. Their situation is pretty much the same.
Normal roads in Beijing:
Not-So-Good roads in Beijing:
Not-So-Good Provincial Roads:
Most roads in China are concrete, unless it is not effective (nomadic plain) or too small (sideways in villages).
Samson Min, diesel Engine Engineer
YES，Actually，better than USA