indian excavator operator and his machinery - doosan DX225LC (india)

Excavator operator taking a break (India)

The guy was pretty young.­ He was using the excavator to rip up old asphalt on a road in West Bengal.­

This paved road was poorly constructed with a very thin layer of poor quality asphalt (a lot of gravel with little bitumen).­ With all the heavy truck traffic, huge potholes formed everywhere.­ Hopefully they will build a better road.­

alphalt asphalt removal bucket attachment demolition doosan excavator DX225LC excavator bucket headdress headwear heavy equipment hydraulic machinery man old asphalt old bitumen old macadam operator pavement ripping up road construction scraping off turban west bengal
National Highway 31C, Saudamini Tea Garden, West Bengal 735214, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­