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    BRO to use plastic roads along Sino-India border

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    BRO to use plastic roads

    The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has started a pilot project to build plastic roads i.e roads using plastic waste and environment-friendly technology, primarily along the Sino-India border.

    Six roads in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura have been identified for construction of plastic roads using waste plastic material and work on this pilot project has commenced.

    Tripura has a border with Bangladesh while the other five States share border with China. This project will enable environmentally friendly disposal of waste plastic. The BRO constructs roads in many areas that are in ecologically sensitive zones where restrictions have been imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the use of construction materials like local aggregates and sand.

    To overcome this problem, BRO has adopted innovative modern technology involving use of non-toxic chemicals, polymers, enzymes etc. for soil stabilization to construct road pavements without depending on conventional materials like stone aggregates and sand. Geosynthetic and technical textile materials are also being used for slope stabilization on a large scale and for construction of pavements.

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