Jamshedpur's Plastic Roads Initiative Is A Lesson For All Indian Cities!

Last Modified: Sat May 14 2016 10:03:27 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 15 kilometres
    of road in Jamshedpur have been constructed using material comprising plastic waste. They have been built by Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company based on bitumen technology (Dry Process) patented by Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE), Tirupparankuram, Madurai.
  • 5 years
    of no maintenance costs according to Gaurav Anand, Senior Manager (Quality Assurance) of JUSCO. For every stretch of such one km long and four metre wide road, one tonne of bitumen costing Rs 50,000 is saved.
  • 7%
    reduction in use of bitumen ever since JUSCO began using waste plastic in road construction work. The quality and longevity of roads made of waste plastic-aggregate-bitumen was two times better than bitumen road, according to Anand.