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In Surat, scientists have built a durable road from steel waste, will run for years without repair

The steel slag road has been constructed by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India in association with CSIR India (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and government think tank NITI Aayog.

In Surat, scientists have built a durable road from steel waste, will run for years without repair

This road is 1 kilometer long of 6 lanes

This road, built in Hazira Hazira Industrial Area of ​​Surat city, is 1 kilometer long and 6 lanes. This road has been made using 100% steel slag. This road is 30 percent thinner than the road made with mortar and is also more durable.

In Surat, scientists have built a durable road from steel waste, will run for years without repair

This new type of road also protects against damage caused by monsoon for a long time. The movement of vehicles has started on the road and till now the road has proved to be strong. Every day 18 to 30 trucks weighing thousands of tonnes are passing on the steel road.

In Surat, scientists have built a durable road from steel waste, will run for years without repair

Scientists associated with the road project say that such roads can solve a large amount of waste from the steel industry. Also, this steel slag technology can make the country’s roads stronger, thereby effectively reducing the cost of repairing roads.

In Surat, scientists have built a durable road from steel waste, will run for years without repair

Steel plants across the country generate 19 million tonnes of steel waste every year. According to an estimate, by 2030 this can increase to 50 million tonnes. Every year millions of tonnes of steel waste from various plants across the country go to landfills. Now this unique experiment will not only make better use of steel waste but will also create more sustainable roads.

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