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Bengaluru airport operator paves the way with plastic

Sundar Chandramouli, vice-president, BIAL, said that about one tonne of plastic is required to lay a km of road

September 27, 2019 01:04 am | Updated 08:31 am IST - Bengaluru

Karnataka : Bengaluru : 26/09/2019  PasticBeku, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operators of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) – in partnership with FMCG major ITC’s Foods Division and popular national radio channel Big FM, are encouraging the citizens of Bengaluru to give their plastic waste to build 50-lane km roads within the BLR Airport campus. This unique campaign also looks to raise awareness about waste segregation at source to create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable environment

Karnataka : Bengaluru : 26/09/2019 PasticBeku, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operators of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) – in partnership with FMCG major ITC’s Foods Division and popular national radio channel Big FM, are encouraging the citizens of Bengaluru to give their plastic waste to build 50-lane km roads within the BLR Airport campus. This unique campaign also looks to raise awareness about waste segregation at source to create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable environment

The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), on Thursday, began using plastic waste for road work. Plastic- coated bitumen will be used to build 50 km of roads within the airport campus. The BIAL had launched the #PlasticBeku campaign, to collect plastic required for construction. Plastic donation bins were placed at several locations on the airport campus. The BBMP is also providing BIAL with plastic waste for this project.

Sundar Chandramouli, vice-president, BIAL, said that about one tonne of plastic is required to lay a km of the road. Out of the required 50 tonnes, about 10 have been collected from various quarters. “It is environment-friendly as it uses waste plastic. Furthermore, the strength of the road is comparatively high,” he sad.

Kiran Kumar, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Sri Krishnarajendra Silver Jubilee Technological Institute, told mediapersons that about 6-8% bitumen of the asphalt will be replaced by shredded plastic of low densities that will act as a binder. “This process will result in no pothole formation, very little water seeping in and longevity of roads,” he said.

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