Gadkari calls out for ideas to reduce use of cement in road construction
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government is making a substantial investment in the highways sector. He emphasised on embracing new and innovative ways, to decrease the use of steel and cement in the construction of roads and bridges.
Gadkari said the government is constructing 22 green highways and now India has the largest road network.
“Massive investment is made in the highways sector in India... Without compromising on quality, we need to reduce the cost of construction of roads and bridges.”
He further added that steel and cement players are indulged in cartelisation in the country. "Reduce the use of steel and cement in the construction of roads and bridges...I want to teach lessons to cartels of steel and cement companies," he said.
He asked consultants to come up with innovative ideas to reduce the cost and volume of cement and steel.