The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has used steel slag – a by-product of steel mill waste, to construct the 1 km long ‘Joram-Koloriang Stretch’ linking the China-India border in Kurung Kumey district, Arunachal Pradesh.

This road connects Joram and Koloriang district headquarters via Palin in Arunachal Pradesh.

Based on PTI BRO’s Arunank Project Border Road Task Force (BRTF) used steel slag to build a one-kilometer stretch of National Highway 713 on Thursday.

Arunank Project Chief Engineer – Brig Anirudh S Konwar shared, “Eco-friendly steel slag replaces conventional stone aggregates to utilize waste effectively, reduces dependence on traditional stone quarries and ensures high strength and durability for a longer life.”

This is an initiative of BRO Director General Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry to introduce new environmentally friendly technologies with assistance from the Central Road Research Institute-Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CRRI-CSIR) and Tata Steel Limited.

This material was provided by Tata Steel Limited free of charge, and was transported from Jamshedpur to Arunachal Pradesh by Indian Railways.

Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Arunachal – Pema Khandu congratulated the organization on the achievement. “What a job @BROindia! BRO is building a 1 Km road from Joram-Koloriang using steel slag provided by @TataSteelLtdJamshedpur, with help from @CSIRCRRI, set an example of turning extravagance into wealth. Keep up the good work.” he wrote.

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