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India considers mandatory use of stainless steel in bridges near ocean

10 Jan 2022 15:24 reported by Joy Liu

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Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, said that the Indian government is considering a policy to make the legislation of mandatory usage of stainless steel in the construction of bridges in areas within 30-50 km of a sea because it is common that the rusted metal will reduce the strength of bridges and buildings near the ocean areas.

The minister said that it is necessary to confirm bridges’ life and expiry date for timely repairs, but it could be realized with more data from correct audit studies.

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