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BRO to build First Steel Slag Road in Arunachal Pradesh

BRO to Build Steel Slag Roads to Withstand Heavy Rain and Adverse Climatic Conditions

The Border Road Organization (BRO) will build Steel Slag Road in Arunachal Pradesh based on the Pilot project. The Steel Slag Road is the first of its kind Project which aims to make durable roadways that can withstand heavy rain and adverse climatic conditions. Arunachal Pradesh has some treacherous areas and locations which suffer from heavy rain and adverse climatic conditions, the Steel Slag Road project will help to resolve the connection between the help centres and the affected areas.

The BRO has finalized this as a solution for finding every possibility to help people stuck in heavy rain and adverse climate. Not only in Arunachal Pradesh, this Steel Slag Road project will help to connect the strategic locations in North Eastern India.

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Steel Slag Road: Benefits

  1. Durability is the major benefit of Steel Slag. The use of Steel Slag to construct roads will improve the durability and quality of roads making them safer.
  2. India is the second largest producer of steel, and using steel Slag will be a cost-effective option. The cost of constructing roads using Steel Slag is relatively less than constructing roads with concrete or cement.
  3. The Steel industry in India produces a huge amount of steel and after the recovery of metal, a major portion of steel Slag is discarded. The use of Steel Slag on roads will help in reducing the waste and recycling the waste of the Steel industries in India.
  4. The carbon footprint in the Steel Slag Roads is lower than usual roads built with other materials.
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