The GMC has used plastic waste seized during anti-polythene drive in constructing the road
Buoyed by the successful test of a road built of plastic, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) constructed another road using plastic waste.
The road laid in Kavi Nagar area of the city is 280-meter long as against the 100-meter previously built road in front of Yashoda Hospital in Sanjay Nagar.
The GMC has used plastic waste seized during anti-polythene drive in constructing the road. Moinuddin Khan, chief engineer of the GMC, said that the road was built with a mixture of 350 kg plastic waste and other road building materials. The amount of tarcol used in the road is only 5 per cent, he added.
"We used plastic carry bags, bottles, glasses, cups and plates that can only be re-cycled and were a cause of pollution till now," Khan informed.
The GMC confiscated these plastic materials during multiple drives conducted in the city after the Uttar Pradesh Government banned plastic use in August 2018.
The road was inaugurated by Aasha Sharma, mayor, and Dinesh Chandra, commissioner of the GMC.
The corporation has collected Rs. 70 lakh till now through penalty from people found using plastic.
Officials claimed that the corporation has over 1500 kilograms of plastic which would be utilised in construction other plastic roads.