Cement to be sold at Rs 125 a bag
Initially, the transport ministry was to enter in a long-term contract with cement manufacturers and reduce cement price volatility. Since the government cannot get private road building companies to buy cement at these prices, it has now decided to make these quoted prices public to ensure transparency.
The heavy discounts make the cement concrete roads commercially attractive in comparison to bitumen roads. Cement concrete roads don´t need maintenance for 15-20 years, so the overall investment will come down drastically in the long term.