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Exclusive: Use Of Shredded Waste Plastic In Construction Of Border Roads

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The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) constructs roads in areas that are in ecologically sensitive zones with restrictions 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 stabilisation 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 stabilisation on a large scale and for construction of pavements.

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Apart from conducting regular cleanliness drives, Lt Gen Harpal Singh, Director General, Border Roads, has issued directions to adopt Environmental Friendly Techniques of Construction in remote border areas of the country.

Six roads in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram have been identified for construction using waste plastic materials and work on this pilot project has commenced.  This will enable the environmental friendly disposal of waste plastic which is otherwise a major cause for concern. 


 

The BRO now sees itself at the forefront of the national campaign on environment protection and cleanliness.