Recycled & waste plastic to be used in roads, National Highways: Transport Min Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: The Indian Roads Congress (IRC) has formulated IRC SP: 98:2013 ‘Guidelines for the use of Waste Plastic in Hot Bituminous Mixes (Dry process) in Wearing Courses’ based on laboratory as well as field performance studies and investigations carried out in India.

To the encourage use of waste and recycled plastic in National Highways (NH), the Ministry has issued Guidelines for its use within a 50 km periphery of urban areas with a population of 5 lakh or more.

The Guidelines also stipulate to take up a stretch of at least 10 km as pilot project for assessment of its performance. Waste plastic has already been utilised in wearing course of about 50 km of NH stretches.

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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