Goa becomes fourth state to have plastic road

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{image-plastic road_08052008.jpg news.oneindia.in}Panaji, May 8: Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik has inaugurated the construction work of the first ever demo road in Goa, using plastic waste and Bitumen, at Ponda in the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naik said yesterday Goa has become the fourth state in the country after Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to have a plastic road. Initially, a road stretching to 600 meters, will be constructed using plastic waste on a trial basis. The Central Pollution Control Board has entirely funded the demo road at a cost of Rs 6.22 lakhs. The minister said since the state receives large amount of rainfall, the roads which are constructed, do not last long, thus causing problems for vehicular traffic. However, this new concept of plastic road, which has a durability of ten years, will help overcome this problem, Mr Naik stated.


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