IEP Chandigarh, January 24
Utilizing the precious natural resources in a constructive manner is called development in actual sense as it leaves a healthy legacy for the coming generations and it is a matter of primary importance for the Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. These views were expressed by the PWD Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO at the MGSIPA in Sector – 26 today while addressing a seminar held under the aegis of the Wirtgen company for recycling of used material in the construction of roads.
The Minister also said that the concept of conserving natural resources is part of the nationwide consciousness and such seminars play a vital role in furthering this mission. “Such endeavours such as recycling of used material leads to less mine blasting and less transportation costs besides being eco friendly”, said the Minister adding that this innovative method is inexpensive too.
The Minister exhorted the entire department to work with dedication and honesty in improving the road infrastructure and strive to make Punjab Number one in this sector.
On the occasion, the Minister was apprised that the road construction mechanism with this new technique involves cement in very less quantity and the addition of additive foam bitumen apart from using the old material. This increases the quality of the roads to a very large extent.