Now R&B to repair roads in minus temp

Roads and Buildings Department is going to introduce a substance ‘Reactive Asphalt’, used for road repairs in extreme cold weather conditions, for the first time in Kashmir.
Now R&B to repair roads in minus temp
Photo: Aman Farooq/GK

Roads and Buildings Department is going to introduce a substance 'Reactive Asphalt', used for road repairs in extreme cold weather conditions, for the first time in Kashmir.

The 'eco-friendly' road repair materially, mostly used in European countries, will allow the R&B Department to do the patchwork of the macadamised roads during sub-zero temperatures, which otherwise the department could not do until the month of April.   

The R&B Department today displayed the use of "Reactive Asphalt", available in India under the brand name of Midas Touch, on trial bases. 

Some pot holes were identified on the Boulevard Road and the experimental demonstration was carried out under the guidance of Chief Engineer, R&B, Kashmir. 

While interacting with media person, the Chief Engineer R&B Sheikh Abdul Hamid said the main advantage of this product is that it can be used in every or any season like winter, rainy and summer temperatures ranging from minus 10 degree to plus 75 degree Celsius.

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