Four major roads in Kolkata to undergo pollution-free makeover

PWD engineers claimed that this technology will be used for the first time in the city and can prove to be a ‘game changer’ in road building

The government of West Bengal has decided to repair four major prominent roads in Kolkata by using a advanced technology and ensuring a pollution-free makeover.

 

The state public works department (PWD) in Kolkata will start repairing the VIP Road, Red Road, Hospital Road and Mayo Road by using a method called the ‘mechanized mastic asphalt’ and this entire process is told to be pollution-free.

 

PWD engineers claimed that this technology will be used for the first time in the city and can prove to be a ‘game changer’ in road building. For the process of making, a ‘Gussasphalt machine’ is being imported from Germany. It is told that the machine will make the work five times faster than existing methods.

 

The mastic asphalt was favoured by most road engineers for its durability but it proved to be problematic as the method which is used to manufacture was highly polluting. Hence, the state government banned the process of mastic asphalt in the year 2018 and instead suggested the use of concrete or bitumen in road-building.

 

While on this matter, a senior PWD official said that only the use of mastic asphalt can make the roads last long in Kolkata because of the the huge amount of rainfall the city receives.

 

If the new initiative turns out to be successful, more roads in and around the city and even bridge surfaces, will be repaired using this technology.

 

The government of West Bengal has decided to repair four major prominent roads in Kolkata by using a advanced technology and ensuring a pollution-free makeover.

 

The state public works department (PWD) in Kolkata will start repairing the VIP Road, Red Road, Hospital Road and Mayo Road by using a method called the ‘mechanized mastic asphalt’ and this entire process is told to be pollution-free.

 

PWD engineers claimed that this technology will be used for the first time in the city and can prove to be a ‘game changer’ in road building. For the process of making, a ‘Gussasphalt machine’ is being imported from Germany. It is told that the machine will make the work five times faster than existing methods.

 

The mastic asphalt was favoured by most road engineers for its durability but it proved to be problematic as the method which is used to manufacture was highly polluting. Hence, the state government banned the process of mastic asphalt in the year 2018 and instead suggested the use of concrete or bitumen in road-building.

 

While on this matter, a senior PWD official said that only the use of mastic asphalt can make the roads last long in Kolkata because of the the huge amount of rainfall the city receives.

 

If the new initiative turns out to be successful, more roads in and around the city and even bridge surfaces, will be repaired using this technology.

 

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