Now, heavy vehicles too can ply on plastic road
Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) is set to construct a 20-km long road made of plastic waste designed in a manner to bear the load of heavy vehicles.
This will be the fourth plastic road to come up next month in Ghaziabad. But none of the previously constructed roads can bear the load of the heavy vehicles. What's more, the proposed road will be the longest of them all, according to officials.
The corporation has stocked 80 tonnes of plastic waste to be utilised in the construction of the road. The GMC has collected the plastic through various drives in the city. 30 tonnes of plastic would be used on the road while the rest in developing PVC pipes. The corporation is already in talks with a private firm in this regard.
The identification of the stretch is yet to be done. Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Chandra said that the stretch will be identified in February as most of the staff is currently caught up in conducting and liasoning for Swacch Survekshan 2020, an annual urban cleanliness survey organised by the Ministry of Urban and Housing Affairs.
The first road,100-meter long, made of plastic waste was constructed in July 2019 in front of Yashoda Hospital in Sanjay Nagar. In October 2019, the corporation constructed second road, 280-meter long, in Kavi Nagar and the third of 205 meter in Lohia Nagar.