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Nitin Gadkari attended the virtual meeting held at BHU.
A road research laboratory will be set up by GR Infraprojects Limited at BHU IIT in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to improve the quality of roads. For this, on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a virtual meeting on Friday evening, BHU IIT Director Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain and GRIL Chairman Vinod Kumar Agrawal signed it. In a virtual meeting on this occasion, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari congratulated BHU IIT and Grill on this achievement and said that the quality of roads should be improved without reducing the quality.
Do research to reduce the use of steel and cement
In the virtual meeting, Gadkari said that environment protection should also help, this is our main objective. It is a matter of great pride to have a private sector like Grill and Indian Institute of Technology working together on this subject. The use of solid waste material in road construction is a very important step.
He called upon the IIT researchers to do research to reduce the use of steel and cement in the construction of roads and bridges. Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said that this MoU will prove to be extremely beneficial to enhance the quality of road construction and reduce the expenses.
The agreement has been done for 5 years
Pro. Giving information about this achievement, Pramod Kumar Jain said that this MoU is for a period of 5 years. Academics of the institute and other experts of the country will undertake studies related to road safety, environmental and social impacts under the Highway Safety Development Project. The main objective of this MoU is to conduct research towards construction of sustainable and eco-friendly roads in the country.
In this, research on recycling of bituminous (asphalt) mix, mechanistic pavement design for Indian roads and making pavement from solid waste materials, development of performance based mix design for bituminous mix will be the major goals. He told that in bringing this project to the institute, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Nikhil Sabu has played an important role.