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Steel Slag Road

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Source: FE

 Context: India’s first National Highway Steel Slag Road section on NH-66, connecting Mumbai to Goa, has been inaugurated, showcasing a pioneering eco-friendly initiative.

The ground-breaking technology, developed by CSIR-CRRI, transforms waste from the steel industry into a valuable resource for constructing robust and environmentally friendly national highways. The bituminous steel slag road, constructed with 28% less thickness than conventional roads, demonstrates cost-efficiency and enhanced durability.

Usage: The example highlights the values of sustainability, innovation, and collaboration. Key values include efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and durability in road construction.