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Plastic waste used in laying 209 km roads in AP: Gadkari

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PNS|Vijayawada

The Union Minister of Road Transport and National Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that plastic, iron, steel, construction, and demolition waste are widely used in the construction of national highways.

In a written reply to a question asked by MP V Vijayasai Reddy in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister said that from 2019 to January this year, plastic waste was used in the construction of 209 km of national highways in Andhra Pradesh. Also, more than 359 lakh metric tons of fly ash (ash from thermal power stations), 7.28 lakh tons of construction and demolition wastes were used in the construction of highways, and iron and steel slag wastes were used in the construction of 68 kilometers of roads, he said.

The Minister said that the Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways has issued policy guidelines for the use of plastic, iron, construction industry waste, other waste, and fly ash in the construction of all national highways in the country and also published the Indian Road Congress manuals.

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