GUWAHATI, July 19 - PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today launched a first-of-its-kind pilot project to use waste plastic in road construction.
The pilot project, being done on an experimental basis, was launched on the Kahilipara-Dakhingaon Don Bosco Road in the presence of the PWD officials.
The new construction method that mixes bitumen with plastic waste is expected to serve several purposes � from checking plastic waste and saving the natural environment to adding to road durability and reducing costs.
Sarma said that if the project yields the desired results, it would be undertaken on a large scale across the State.
�The new construction method will reduce the use of bitumen and add to road durability with the upper layers of plastic that will prevent seepage of rainwater and check road damage by rainfall. It is environment-friendly and cost-effective,� the PWD Minister said.