Bengaluru to engineer roads with micro-surfacing technique

BBMP to engineer roads with micro-surfacing techniqueIn order to avoid potholed roads, broken boulevards and peeled streets, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to engineer all the streets with micro-surfacing technique to make them waterproof.

Praveen Lingaiah, Executive Engineer, Traffic Engineering Cell, BBMP said, “This treatment is environment friendly and is applied over the surface to make it robust.”

With the introduction of this technology, which is adopted in foreign countries, the roads will transform into levelled tough. So far in India, Chandigarh and Chennai have opted it last year, also Hyderabad did micro-surfacing on its Outer Ring Road. Basically, this technology (micro-surfacing) includes coating the road with a 6 mm thick slurry seal that makes the asphalting and keeps it from crumbling. It plays an important part in keeping the road dry which makes the ride smoother.

Srinivas Alavilli, member, Citizens for Bengaluru, said, “A huge investment on such project on the pilot basis appears a wrong decision owing to the monsoon that has already started.”

Nidhi Sumeet Sali, a deputy manager at Elsamex, said: “We have gained experience in this because our prior project was in Outer Ring Road of Hyderabad. We approached Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in January but it got postponed owing to elections.”

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