Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Roads made of Plastic Waste

Posted On: 19 JUL 2021 4:00PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry has issued guidelines for mandatory use of waste plastic in periodic renewal coat of pavement on National Highways and also in wearing course of service road within 50 km periphery of urban areas having population of 5 lakhs or more. Indian Roads Congress (IRC) has formulated guidelines for the use of waste plastic in hot bituminous mixes for wearing courses. So far, 703 km length of NHs have been constructed using waste plastic in wearing course in the country. Cost of the projects are estimated considering all inputs such as material, machinery and manpower. 

This information was given by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.



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