India’s first ‘steel road’ built in Diamond City of India ‘Surat’
- India’s first-of-its kind road made out of steel waste has come up in Surat city of Gujarat at the Hazira Industrial Area.
- The road has been built by Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India in collaboration with CSIR India (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), CRRI (Central Road Research Institute) and NITI Aayog,
- The new experimental road project is 6-lane and 1-kilometre in length. It consists of 100 percent processed steel slag.
- Slag is a by-product separated from metals during the smelting or refining of ore.
- The initiative may help to solve the steel waste material issue, produced by different plants around the country each year, amounting to around nineteen million tonnes, that usually go to landfills.
Source: Economic Times