NGO proposes sustainable model to develop highways

Nagpur: On an average, 22km of roads are being built in the country by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) every day, causing huge environmental damage. Friends International, a city-based biodiversity conservation NGO, has proposed sustainable and environment-friendly model for highways development.

Biodiversity consultant DR Chinchmalatpure said the current practice of building highways involves excavation of hard strata to be used as bed material. “As a general practice, this material is extracted from nearby hillocks and highland ranges, which play crucial role in maintaining ecological balance,” says Chinchmalatpure. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India