Noida: Work begins on road being made from plastic waste

The 500-metre long stretch of road is a pilot project being developed by the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited as part of an agreement with the Noida Authority, the officials said. "@BPCLimited and @noida_authority have launched the first road construction pilot project in India using plastic waste module to construct a 500 metre long road parallel to Noida-Greater Noida Expressway in sector 129.

PTI | Noida | Updated: 26-11-2020 20:27 IST | Created: 26-11-2020 20:27 IST
Noida: Work begins on road being made from plastic waste

Work began on Thursday on a road stretch in Noida being made from plastic waste, with officials claiming that the initiative is a first of its kind in the country in which blocks of used plastic are being used in road construction. The 500-metre long stretch of road is a pilot project being developed by the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited as part of an agreement with the Noida Authority, the officials said.

"@BPCLimited and @noida_authority have launched the first road construction pilot project in India using plastic waste module to construct a 500 metre long road parallel to Noida-Greater Noida Expressway in sector 129. This road construction will use 35 metric tons of plastic waste,” Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari tweeted.   The Authority's General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said the road stretch is coming up on a service lane in Sector 129 along the Noida-Greater Noida expressway. The stretch to be developed is 500 metres long and 12 metres wide, he said. For construction, a module (a square block) made from plastic waste has been used, he said. Sheets of plastic modules are being laid on the stretch which will then be covered by two layers of bitumen measuring 40 mm and 50 mm, respectively, he added. “About 35 tonnes of plastic waste has been utilised in this R&D (research and development) trial. The performance of this road will be monitored and if found satisfactory the stretch will be scaled up to next level,” Tyagi said. He said the success of this concept may help in addressing the issues of plastic waste. “In entire India, it is the first time that modules made of plastic waste are being used for construction of road and this is happening in Noida,” he claimed.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

China: A savior for emerging markets or a poison pill?

... ...

Future of Urban Planning: Artificial Intelligence guiding the way

Advances in emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help us understand our cities better and derive useful insights from real-time data collected through automated models....

Videos

Latest News

Vakrangee Limited included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-equality Index

Mumbai Maharashtra India, January 28 ANIPRNewswire Vakrangee Limited, this year, is a part of Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index GEI. The GEI is 380 companies strong, representing 44 countries around the world committed to a more equal and inc...

Tata Coffee shares jump over 4 pc after Q3 earnings  

Shares of Tata Coffee Ltd on Thursday gained over 4 per cent after the firm reported a 20 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December.The stock jumped 3.80 per cent to Rs 115.80 on the BSE.At the NSE, it ...

Australia takes on Google advertising dominance in latest Big Tech fight

An Australian regulator is considering letting internet users choose what personal data companies like Google share with advertisers, as part of the countrys attempts to shatter the dominance of tech titans. The Australian Competition and C...

MNS files complaint against Energy Minister Nitin Raut, 2 others over electricity bills

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MNS on Thursday filed a police complaint in Mumbai against the state Energy Minister Nitin Raut and two officials for not fulfilling promises regarding concessions in electricity bills, the police said on Thur...

Give Feedback