Tura: In a bid to curb the menace of poor plastic disposal, the Meghalaya government has constructed a road made from plastic waste in Tura in West Garo Hills district.
The ‘plastic road’, which has been made under the Chief Minister’s Special Urban Development Fund, was inaugurated by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday. This is the first road in Tura’s Tetengkol locality and construction for similar roads is underway in several localities.
Constructing roads out of plastic waste is slowly gathering pace in the Northeastern state of Meghalaya. This is the second such road in the state — Nongkynjang village in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills was the first to implement this concept.
Sangma took to Twitter to share a few glimpses of the inauguration in Tura.
The same technique which was pioneered by Prof Rajagopalan Vasudevan, also known as the ‘Plastic Man’, has been incorporated for the roads in Meghalaya.