In Uttar-Pradesh, the State Government has agreed that single-use plastic would be used for the construction of roads covering 1,500 km.
Media reports say that this change would create an eco-conscious image for the state and lead to the elimination of about 2,000 tonnes of single-use plastic. The public works department will evaluate the whole project (PWD). PWD Nitin Ramesh Gokarn told TOI that the plastic use in road construction was already adopted in the Schedule of rate (SOR), providing a basis for estimating the project cost.
Constructing roads using single-use plastic waste is being followed by many states in India. Chennai, Pune, Jamshedpur, and Indore have seen successful roads built in the last ten years using the same technology. India's Government in 2015 made it mandatory for all road developers in the country to use plastic waste for road construction.