|Goalpara dist adopts green tech for rural roads construction|
GOALPARA, Feb 20 - At the initiative of the district administration, Goalpara has set an example by adopting green technologies in the construction of a number of rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) scheme across the district.
Talking to this correspondent, Deputy Commissioner Varnali Deka said that it is a pioneering effort of the PWD RR Goalpara Division to adopt green technologies for road construction for enhancing accessibility in providing all weather road connectivity to the people, particularly those living in the rural areas. She also said that the green technologies such as waste plastic technology, geo-grid technology, cell-filled concrete technology, interlocking concrete block pavement will not only reduce dependence on natural resources, but also make it economically viable by bringing down the construction cost as well as maintenance of the roads. It is also an effort to save the environment. She informed that around 150 km of roads have been constructed by using various green technologies in the last six months. The Ministry of Rural Development has sanctioned a total of 565 km-length for the district under PMGSY for 2018-19 out of which the targeted 380 km will be completed within the scheduled time.
Meanwhile, Assistant Engineer (Roads), Banajit Adhikary said that by adopting various green technologies for the construction of roads, the delay in progress of work due to depleting natural resources and closure of stone quarries have been overcome in the district. Moreover, he is of the opinion that if all the districts promote and encourage implementation of green technology, the delay will be reduced considerably and construction of roads, particularly under the PMGSY scheme can be carried out in a time-bound manner.