Assam has taken up a pilot project to construct roads from waste joining the list of states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya. The first-of-its-kind project was launched on the Kahilipara – Dakhingaon Don Bosco Road in the presence of the PWD officials. The decision to put city’s plastic waste to use was inspired from the Meghalaya government which constructed one-kilometre road in Nongkynjang using plastic waste. T
he initiative aims to reduce the amount of plastic waste ends up in landfill and will also help in maintaining roads during monsoons. The roads will be developed by using the technique pioneered by Plastic Man of India, Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a professor of chemistry at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
The Corporation has outsourced the process of shredding plastic and an Indorebased company has been given the contract of supplying shredded plastic. If successful, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation may set up a plastic shredding unit in the city.