2-day workshop on advanced technologies, plastic waste use in road construction begins in Kargil

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Kargil, Jul 12, 2022
EC, Phunsok Tashi addressing during the inaugural ceremony of 2-day workshop on advanced technologies, plastic waste use in road construction begins in Kargil.
Kargil :

A training program on Customized Capacity Building on advanced technologies, use of waste plastic in road construction, and road safety measures in Ladakh was held on July 11 in Kargil.

The training was organised by Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department (RD&PRD) UT Ladakh in collaboration with CSIR-CRRI.

Inaugurating the two-day workshop, Executive Councilor for RD&PRD, LAHDC, Kargil, Er Phunsok Tashi said that the workshop is aimed to adopt and learn modern technologies in the management of plastic for construction works. He expressed optimism that after the workshop, the engineers from Kargil will get a better idea of the usage and implementation of technology in making sustainable and eco-friendly roads.

He also extended his gratitude to the UT Administration for conducting the workshop and said that despite the limited working season and shortage of human resources, REW and other concerned engineering sectors have extended their support to go par with Leh district in the execution of developmental activities.

District Panchayat Officer, Padma Angmo hoped that trainers will give expertise to concerned engineers of Kargil and the later will fully apply the different modules of the workshop taught by the trainers which will help in the management of plastic in road construction.

Principal Scientist and HOD Central Road Research Institute, Dr. Ambica Behl briefed about a technical session with an introduction about CSIR-CRRI.

The training workshop will cover subjects like usage of plastic waste, usage of locally available material, cold mix technology for faster road construction, testing technologies, design and construction of flexible pavements, road safety, recycling of bituminous pavements, and maintenance rehabilitation technologies, etc.

CRRI, New Delhi is a specialized laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) engaged in carrying out research and development projects on the design, construction, and maintenance of roads and runways, traffic and transportation planning of cities, management of roads, utilization of industrial waste in road construction, ground improvements environmental pollution, road traffic safety, and allied activities.