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PNS | Vijayawada

State Chief Secretary KS Jawahar Reddy has said that the State government is taking measures for the construction of roads with FDR technology to prevent road erosion. He further said that the State government will soon put an end to the road erosion that has been plaguing the State especially in the river catchment areas for decades. For this purpose, it has decided to build roads with full depth reclamation (FDR) technology.

Jawahar Reddy conducted a review meeting regarding road construction with full depth reclamation technology here on Friday with the officials of R&B and Panchayat Raj Department. The CS reviewed the steps being taken by R&B and Panchayati Raj Departments to build roads in this technical system.

The CS stated that even though roads are being built on soft soils, the roads in the riverside areas are often eroded by disasters such as rains and floods. He pointed out that this problem has been facing the coastal districts for decades and if it rains, the swamp, whether it is small or big, floats and turns into gravel pits causing thousands of crores to the government exchequer. He said that the state government hopes to increase the lifespan of the roads by recycling the resources.

He said, “Until now, we have seen bitumen roads and cement roads but now the construction of roads is available in a new system which is Full-Depth Reclamation (Full-Depth Reclamation) performance.” He explained that in this system the old road is excavated to a depth of two to three feet with the help of machines, after that, it is mixed with cement and chemical and levelled.

He further explained that then one layer is built on top of the other, this gives the roads a longer life and they last 15 to 20 years more than normal roads.

CS Jawahar Reddy said that to build roads in coastal areas, a lot of money has to be spent on transportation of raw materials and moreover, if roads are constructed in this way, the environment will also be good. He felt that this technology is going to be a boon for the Godavari districts and delta areas where there are a lot of black paddy lands.

Special Chief Secretary of State Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department B. Rajasekhar, and others participated in this meeting.

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