Steel instead of pitch, a new type of fancy road built for the first time in India


We are more familiar with roads made of concrete or pitch. Because these products are used for making roads in our country. Recently roads are being made from plastic waste. Millions of tons of plastic waste accumulated every year are being used to build roads in many countries. Similarly, the country’s first steel road was built in Surat, Gujarat from 100% steel waste with complete state-of-the-art technology. At present it is being run as a pilot project.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) in collaboration with Ministry of Steel, NITI Aayog and NITI Aayog has constructed a six-lane one kilometer long steel road. Roads made of pitch or concrete have less durability, and also suffer the most damage during monsoons. As a result, the common people of the country are struggling with the dilapidated condition of the roads. But CSIR claims that the road made of steel is more durable and longer lasting than the conventional road.

Steel roads capable of providing relief from problems like damage caused by rain. The road of Hazira Industrial Area of ​​Surat has been opened for trial at present. The thickness of the road made of steel waste is 30% less than that of the conventional road. However, engineers claim that it is capable of lifting more weight.

The report claimed that at least 20 goods-carrying trucks are plying on this road daily. But despite this the road was not damaged so badly. It is exactly as it was made. Incidentally, millions of tons of steel waste are generated from industries every year. which are of no use. If they accumulate, it is also harmful to the environment. If the pilot project of roads made of steel waste is successful, then the Center is planning to build a national road from it in the coming days.

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