50,000 km of rural roads to be built by 2030: NRIDA
BC Pradhan, Consultant Director (Technical) of National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency (NRIDA), informed that till date, about 7 lakh km of rural roads have been constructed and the target is to build another 50,000 km by 2030 and the focus will be on usage of green technology.
India has the world’s second largest rural road connectivity and the cold-mix bitumen technology has not only a high life cycle but is also eco-friendly as it is 33 per cent less pollutant. The vision of PM Narendra Modi is to reduce 1 lakh billion tonnes of carbon footprint by 2030.
He further added that the industrial and the mining wastes in this part of the world like over burdens of open cast coal mines, slag of steel plant and fly ash of the thermal power plants can be scientifically used instead of natural resources like topsoil as base course material for rural roads constructions.