"World's First" Bamboo Crash Barrier In Maharashtra

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said a 200-meter-long bamboo crash barrier has been installed on a highway connecting Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts in Maharashtra, which he termed as the "world's first" such exercise.

Calling it a "remarkable achievement" for the country and its bamboo sector, Nitin Gadkari said this crash barrier offers a perfect alternative to steel and addresses environmental concerns.

In a tweet, Mr Gadkari said, "An extraordinary accomplishment towards achieving #AatmanirbharBharat has been made with the development of the world's first 200-meter-long Bamboo Crash Barrier, which has been installed on the Vani-Warora Highway."

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways said this bamboo crash barrier has been christened as "Bahu Balli".

"It underwent rigorous testing at various government-run institutions, such as the National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) in Pithampur, Indore, and was rated as Class 1 during the Fire Rating Test conducted at the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) in Roorkee. Additionally, it has also been accredited by the Indian Road Congress," the minister said in another tweet.

Mr Gadkari said the recycling value of bamboo barriers is 50-70 per cent, while that of steel barriers is 30-50 per cent.

Source: ND TV (Web)

Published on: Saturday, March 4, 2023