Guwahati/ 31st July’2017 (Prag News Desk):The Public Works Department has now decided to switch over to a non-conventional method of restoring a road. Theprolonged inclement weather coupled with shortage of stone chips hampering repair of dilapidated roads in the State.The department, in a recent emergent meeting, had decided to use ready-to-use mixture to fill potholes. The mixture is a bituminous compound that comes in bags.
Having successfully tested one such compound, the PWD has sought the government’s approval for bulk purchase of the mixture.
The decision also holds significance in view of the reported shortage of construction materials, a reason, which the PWD says, has delayed repair and restoration works in greater Guwahati area. A senior PWD official said the ready-to-use compound comes with many advantages.
More importantly, the product can be used even during the rains and can be applied over a wet road surface.
The cost of the product is however much higher than the conventional work materials.
The PWD is insisting on its application as it can be utilized for quick and effective pothole repairing in wet condition. A kilogram of the mixture would come to around Rs 31.
Initially, the PWD has sought sanction for procuring around 50MT of the compound.