NHIDCL might use geothermal energy for Zojila tunnel: MD
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NHIDCL might use geothermal energy for Zojila tunnel: MD

New Delhi, Sep 5: The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) which is executing Zojila Tunnel project in Jammu and Kashmir is thinking on lines of using geothermal energy for powering energy needs of tunnels as well as for heating them in winters, its managing director (MD), Nagendra Nath Sinha said at an ASSOCHAM event held here today.

“In Zojila, we are thinking, we have not yet succeeded, (about) use of geo-thermal energy for powering the energy needs of tunnels as well as for heating the tunnels in winters,” said Sinha in his inaugural address at 4thASSOCHAM International Conference – ROADTECH: Sustainable Roads and Highways.

He was highlighting the various efforts being made by the NHIDCL towards adoption of sustainable technologies in construction of roads and highways. “We need to build our practices, technologies, operations, calculations in a manner in which resources are put to best use,” said Sinha.

He added, “We should actually think of how do we minimise or how can we build highways which do not take any natural resource, if that can be achieved that would be a really great thing in the way we develop our highways. (UNI)