As per report plastic mixed polymer roads are being laid at Terminal 2 of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport as part of an initiative undertaken by the Bangalore International Airport Limited, the operator of the airport. Meanwhile the project to pave 50 km, which will use nearly 50 tonnes of plastic, is set to be completed by March 2021 and paving of the road began on Thursday.
When speaking to TNM, sundar Chandramouli, the vice-president of BIAL, said, “Six months ago, we decided to look into ways we could introduce sustainable eco-friendly methods into our practice, and we settled on the plastic road. Furthermore according to our calculations, the polymer road is less expensive than asphalt roads and as of now, we have acquired 10 tonnes of plastic.”
Moreover under this method, the plastic is shredded and heated between the temperature of 140-150 degrees celsius, which will then coat the materials and then eventually be mixed with bitumen, producing the final product which will be used to pave the roads. Perhaps BIAL will be acquiring plastic through various sources, including the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).