A 2-day training program on Customized Capacity Building on advanced technologies, use of waste plastic in road construction, and road safety measures in Ladakh concluded on July 12 at Syed Mehdi Auditorium Hall Kargil.
The training was organised by Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department (RD&PRD) UT Ladakh.
Executive Engineer REW Er Shabbir Hussain extended gratitude to the trainers and UT Administration for the successful conduct of the UT level workshop and expected more such events in the future as well.
He expressed satisfaction over the workshop and said that the engineers from Kargil would have taken maximum benefits of this program, the way it was curated and executed.
The 2-day workshop witnessed various lectures and presentations on the usage of plastic in road construction in the cold region by Dr. Ambika Behl Principal Scientist/HOD Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Principal Scientist Dr. Abhishek Mittal, Principal Scientist Gaagandep Singh, Scientist Rajiv Kumar, and Senior Scientist Dr. G Bharath.
The training covered 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.
Pertinently, 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.