Pact signed for laying ‘green’ roads in IMT Manesar
The Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar is all set to get ‘green roads’ in the next few months. HT reports.india Updated: Feb 03, 2012 00:31 IST
The Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar is all set to get ‘green roads’ in the next few months.
A 1.5-kilometre pilot project to test the new road construction technology, that doesn’t use petrochemical products like coal tar and bitumen, is proposed at Sector 8 of the township.
Authorities claim the green road would not require maintenance for five years unlike traditional bitumen roads.
Also, the proposed 17,500 sq mt parking zone near the Maruti Suzuki plant in Sector 3 would be able to accommodate 165 truck-trailers.
Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) said it has reached an agreement with the Dutch-Haryana Business Consortium (DHBC) which will jointly work on the project with the Netherlands based PowerCem Technologies.
DHBC is also working on the proposed European Technology Park at Mangar village on Gurgaon-Faridabad border.
According to DHBC, the initial cost of road construction and maintenance cost will come down by 8-10% and up to 44% respectively, in comparison to the traditional technology.
PowerCem has developed a special chemical, Roadcem, which will be mixed with water and cement. DHBC claimed that such a mixture will make the surface rock hard up to 250 millimetres preventing any ground water inundation. “We will replicate the technology on a larger scale if the pilot project turns out to be successful,” said Hamvir Singh, deputy general manager, HSIIDC, Gurgaon.