Tripura gets its first road constructed with plastic waste

Under Agartala Smart City Limited (ASCL) project, Tripura has begun its first plastic road construction by using non-recyclable plastic waste. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the road by unveiling the plaque along with a few other projects of the ASCL during a program held at Agartala on Feb 22. Deb said this project is an initiative to make the state plastic-free through sustainable use of plastic waste. Dr Shailesh Kumar Yadav, District Magistrate of West Tripura district, who also is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASCL said that on a trial basis, a stretch of 680-meter road at BK road has been constructed by mixing waste plastic with bitumen at a cost of around Rs70 lakh. He added further that in the coming days, more such plastic roads will be constructed to reuse the plastic waste generated. Under Agartala Smart City projects, 40 smart bus stops with CCTV cameras have also been constructed at various places in Agartala.