×
Home Companies Industry Politics Money Opinion LoungeMultimedia Science Education Sports TechnologyConsumerSpecialsMint on Sunday
×

Nano technology for road construction gets IRC accreditation

Nano technology for road construction gets IRC accreditation
PTI
Comment E-mail Print Share
First Published: Mon, Jan 19 2009. 04 23 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jan 19 2009. 04 23 PM IST
Ahmedabad: The Zycosoil Nano technology, developed by a Vadodara-based Zydex Industries, for reducing construction cost of road projects and increase load factor, has got accredition of Indian Road Congress (IRC), company official said here today.
“Usage of Zycosoil Nano technology has been accredited by the apex technical body of the government, Indian Road Congress,” Zydex Industries CEO Ajay Ranka told PTI, on the sidelines of ‘Nanoways’ a seminar organised at Nirma University.
Zycosil Nano technology is a technology developed by the industry to cut down construction cost of road projects and enhance its load bearing strength. It finds application in preventive maintenance of roads as a water proofing compound.
“We have got the Indian patent for this breakthrough technology, and have also been assured by the Ministry of Surface and Road Transport and National Rural Road Development Authority for allocation of road stretches to be constructed using this technology across the country,” Ranka said.
According to Ranka, the technology promises to eliminate the possibility of laying the stone layer, so that is where the cost saving will come with the soil.
“The Zycosoil Nano technology eliminates the necessity of re-layering the roads to protect them from cracking during monsoons,” Ranka said.
The construction of roads using this technology will be monitored by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kaharagpur (IIT-K) and IIT-Chennai, besides other national technical institutes before final adoption starts taking place, he added.
Comment E-mail Print Share
First Published: Mon, Jan 19 2009. 04 23 PM IST