India's first steel road launches in Gujarat
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India's first steel road launches in Gujarat

A road constructed with steel waste has been launched in the city of Surat in Gujarat at the Hazira Industrial Area.

It is funded by the Council of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) with assistance from the Ministry of Steel and Policy Commission and the NITI Aayog. The project additionally taps the Government of India's Waste to Wealth and Clean India Campaign.

The pilot project road is 1 km long and has six lanes. It is constructed using 100% process steel aggregate and substitutes the usual materials. As per CSRI, the thickness of the road has also been decreased by 30%. It is thought that this new method can stop the roads from any damage caused during the monsoon season.

This 1-km-long road at Hazira Port in Gujarat was previously in bad shape due to trucks carrying several tons of weight but under one experiment this road was made completely from steel waste, now over 1,000 trucks, 18 to 30 every day are passing with tons of weight, but the road remains the same, CRRI Principal Scientist Satish Pandey told the media.

With this experiment, the highways and other roads can become stronger, and the cost is also decreased by approximately 30%, Pandey said.

Steel facilities across India produce 19 million tonnes of steel waste every year and could grow to 50 million tonnes by 2030. uce 19 million tonnes of steel waste every year and could grow to 50 million tonnes by 2030.


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  Also read: NHAI Chief: NHAI will award 5,500 km by end of March 2022

A road constructed with steel waste has been launched in the city of Surat in Gujarat at the Hazira Industrial Area. It is funded by the Council of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) with assistance from the Ministry of Steel and Policy Commission and the NITI Aayog. The project additionally taps the Government of India's Waste to Wealth and Clean India Campaign. The pilot project road is 1 km long and has six lanes. It is constructed using 100% process steel aggregate and substitutes the usual materials. As per CSRI, the thickness of the road has also been decreased by 30%. It is thought that this new method can stop the roads from any damage caused during the monsoon season. This 1-km-long road at Hazira Port in Gujarat was previously in bad shape due to trucks carrying several tons of weight but under one experiment this road was made completely from steel waste, now over 1,000 trucks, 18 to 30 every day are passing with tons of weight, but the road remains the same, CRRI Principal Scientist Satish Pandey told the media. With this experiment, the highways and other roads can become stronger, and the cost is also decreased by approximately 30%, Pandey said. Steel facilities across India produce 19 million tonnes of steel waste every year and could grow to 50 million tonnes by 2030. uce 19 million tonnes of steel waste every year and could grow to 50 million tonnes by 2030. Image Source  Also read: NHAI Chief: NHAI will award 5,500 km by end of March 2022

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