Six years after the concept’s approval by the Indian Road Congress (IRC), the city is set to get plastic roads. MidDay reports that the civic body has issued orders to all asphalt plants to provide road material that has a mixture of waste plastic from February 15. Contractors must use only plastic-mixed bitumen for roads, henceforth.
The experiment began in Chennai, when Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a professor from Madurai’s Thiagarajar College of Engineering, created the method of building roads by recycling plastic waste. The method has been adopted for road-building in 11 states.