Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Plastic Roads

The BMP proposes to lay over 800 kms of roads in the city with plastic mixed in bitumen. Already 40 kms of such roads have been laid on Cunningham Road, Old Madras Road and the Outer Ring Road. Waste plastic is sourced from rag pickers at Rs 6 per kg and used for this purpose. These roads have been found not only to be more durable, they are also water resistant and therefore no potholes are formed. In addition non-biodegradable waste like plastic is put to use and a section of society makes a livelihood out of it as well.


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