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Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan

In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts.

A total of 24 roads – 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa – would be built using plastic waste and fly ash under the project approved by the minister yesterday, an official release said last night.

Of the 74 km-long road, plastic waste would be used in the construction of 62 km. Fly ash would be used in the foundation of roads, Khan said.

The minister said use of plastic waste and fly ash is an innovation in road construction to help save environment from pollution and bring down cost as the expenses on tar and other conventional materials would be brought down by 10 per cent.

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