Chennai: Aspiring to raise its roads to international standards, the Corporation of Chennai on Wednesday launched on trial basis the white topping technology on Velachery Main Road, aiming to increase the life of the road.
Joining hands with with Cement Manufacturers` Association, the Corporation of Chennai is taking up this technology demo project of concrete overlay (white topping) of Velachery Main Road, a release said.
Holding that white topping, as a technology has been widely acknowledged by many municipal corporations across the US and Europe, it said Mumbai Municipal Corporation has already taken up this technology.
"The main advantages is that it can be layed on the existing bitumen road without its removal by bonding with the existing road," it said, adding that the technology would enhance the life of the road to 25-30 years with little or no maintenance and is cost effective when compared to the bituminous roads.
Mayor Saidai Duraisamy inaugurated the white topping technology.