Shredded plastic waste will be mixed with aggregate and used to repair the damaged parts of the 16-km Edapally-Aroor NH Bypass, from early 2020. This comes close on the heels of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) gearing up to use 8,000 kg of shredded plastic waste to pave at least 4 km of highway corridors being built in Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad.
Stakeholders in charge of the upkeep of the Edappally-Aroor Bypass said that the innovative method to construct roads that could better withstand Kerala’s rainy weather, would also be used to repave the entire stretch in 2022. “The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) recently issued a circular to collect shredded plastic and use it for road works. Read more