Under the leadership of the Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann, following the efforts of the Punjab government to ensure the disposal of plastic waste and its use in development works, Bathinda Municipal Corporation started the work of constructing roads from plastic waste is a unique initiative.
Local Government Minister Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar, while giving this information, said that with the introduction of the use of plastic in road construction by the Municipal Corporation Bathinda staff, an effective solution to plastic waste has also been found and the cost will also be reduced.
He said that Jujhar Singh Nagar Road at Bathinda from Bajwa House to Main Street and street no. 3- A road has been constructed using plastic waste at Jujhar Singh Nagar. Apart from this, the road has been constructed using plastic at street number 3 B Jujhar Singh Nagar.
He said that in the construction of 1000 running feet long road, the road has been constructed using 8 percent plastic waste in bitumen.
The Minister for Local Government said that by using plastic for the construction of roads, there will be success in solving the problem of plastic waste, which will make the environment clean and pollution free.
He said that with this the roads will be made of better quality than before. Along with this, the cost of building roads will also reduce. He said that its immediate results are satisfactory. Soon in more committee/corporation plastic will be used in road works.