TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Graphiti
 
IN TODAY'S PAPER
WEEKLY FEATURES
CITIES AND REGIONS
ARCHIVES
Since 1st March, 1999
 
THE TELEGRAPH
 
Calcutta Weather
WeatherTemperature
Min : 18.40°C (+2)
Max : 31.10°C (+1)
Rainfall : 0.00 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 96.00% Min : 40.00%
Sunrise : 6:6 AM
Sunset : 5:25 PM
Today
Partly cloudy sky. Minimum temperature likely to be around 19°C.
 
CIMA Gallary
Email This Page
Water-proof coat for city roads

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) has taken up a project to lay a mastic asphalt coat on all motorable roads in the city proper before Puja.

According to civic engineers, laying bitumen on the surface is the cheapest way to metal a road. Bituminous roads are good in dry weather. A layer of mastic asphalt prevents water from seeping to the bitumen.

Out of the 2,500km of roads in Calcutta, only 200km have received a mastic asphalt top coat in the past eight years. Another 50km of roads is currently being coated with mastic asphalt. The civic authorities have allotted Rs 50 crore for the purpose.

Top
Email This Page