by NEWSNER , 2021-02-25 19:18:09
In what's being deemed as a ‘first-of-its-kind initiative’ in Tripura, the state has come up with the thought of using non-recyclable plastic waste to construct roads. As per Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, this is often being done to scale back plastic waste and make the environment plastic-free. ANI shared a picture of the newly constructed road. "A 680-metre road has been constructed using plastic waste, near Women's College," read the caption.
'The first-of-its-kind initiative':
At the inauguration, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said, "This is for the primary time in Tripura that waste plastic was collected and recycled, and utilized in constructing a 680 metre-long road ahead of the Women's College near BK Road. this is often a first-of-its-kind initiative in Tripura and thru this, I might wish to set an example of how plastic waste is reduced by putting it to judicious use. This initiative may be a beautiful example of how we will make our surroundings plastic-free and use plastic waste publicly welfare projects". The Chief Minister also inaugurated four other development projects in Agartala.
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District Magistrate of West Tripura district who is also the Chief military officer (CEO) of ASCL, Shailesh Kumar Yadav said, "Today five projects were undertaken by the Agartala smart city Limited under the Smart City Mission, were inaugurated here. Talking about the primary project, 680-meter road near B K road has been constructed by mixing waste plastic alongside bitumen at a price of around ₹70 lakh on an attempt basis". He further added that this is often an attempt, within the coming days more such roads are going to be made. He said, "Experiments are happening to seek out the impact of the utilization of plastic in construction alongside bitumen particularly in rainy areas and where waterlogging is common. Agartala Municipal Corporation almost generates 19 tonnes of plastic daily and such initiatives are expected to assist the authority in better managing the plastic waste".
He also told ANI that there's another project that comprises 40 smart bus stops. These stops will include CCTV cameras, emergency call box. Other projects include open space with pathways for people to exercise. Also, the state is going to be undertaking other fitness activities built at the value of ₹95 lakh and new footpaths constructed along several roads within the city.