Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
08-December-2011 17:12 IST
Use of Plastic Waste in Road Construction
Central Road Research Institute has carried out or is carrying out any research on use of plastic waste in road construction. It has developed guidelines for use of waste plastic in bitumen road construction and also developed process technology to manufacture waste plastic modified bitumen. It has been patented. A number of roads under jurisdiction of Public Works Department, Government of Delhi, under the supervision of CSIR-CRRI has been constructed and are performing well.

It is premature to compare the cost of roads constructed with the help of plastic waste, with concrete roads and conventional bitumen roads , based on research projects.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.