Every time you put your foot out of your house, car, bus or train, you’re on your way. These roads take you from one city to another and to another state. Roads are responsible for an essential, integral and intrinsic part of our lives and yet we never noticed the good we could bring.
JUSCO (Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company), an outright subsidiary of Tata Steel, took a remarkable initiative to make plastic roads. Now these roads are not only environmentally friendly; because they eat up a lot of plastic that is hard to remove, but also save a huge amount of money.
Using the same technology for every kilometer of road, one ton of bitumen is saved, costing 50,000 INR. And the good news just doesn’t end here. There is definitely no toxic emission, water resistant, higher softening point, improved binding property, lower penetration value, and high temperature and pressure resistance.
Jamshedpur is the only city in eastern India with such roads and there is one in densely populated areas of Mumbai. There are no maintenance costs for the first five years, and this makes it even more high efficiency. In fact, when it comes to longevity, these roads are two times better than the usual ones.
Aren’t you a proud Indian now? It is one of its kind in the whole world and we have set a benchmark for countries like Nigeria and Australia.