Chandigarh: Taking cue from Himachal Pradesh, the Haryana government has decided to use plastic waste in the construction of roads. A delegation of engineers from Public Works (Building and Roads) Department would be sent to Bangalore for studying technical aspects and reformative methods for designing hot mix plants.

The decision was taken in a meeting which was presided over by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Power, Forest and Environment Minister, Captain Ajay Singh Yadav said the engineers would submit their report in this regard within two weeks along with a proposal for making roads.

A collection centre for plastic wastes would be set up. NGOs and garbage pickers would provide plastic wastes to the Public Works Department at a low cost, the Minister added.

Speaking about the advantages of use of plastic wastes, he said, "One tonne plastic wastes would save the same amount of tar in pitching roads that would save additional money."