Virendra Singh Rawat

To boost the network of state highways and tertiary roads for faster passenger and cargo movement, Uttar Pradesh is looking to invest more than Rs 45,000 crore in the current financial year 2024-25.

The Yogi Adityanath government 2.0 has made the necessary budgetary provisions in the UP Annual Budget 2024-25, which was tabled in the state assembly in February 2024.

The state has also employed the GPS based monitoring system for a slew of road projects for greater transparency, and economy of time and cost.

The UP government is upgrading rural road connectivity for speedier transport of farm and dairy produce from villages to cities and food processing centres.

The new roads are geo-tagged for financial propriety in the allocation of funds to developers.

Earlier, the UP government planned to lay more than 4,100 km of roads made of waste plastic. The construction of 639 roads was estimated to recycle 2,650 tonnes of waste plastic.

Plastic roads, which are water resistant, are an effective solution to reduce the road sector’s carbon footprint. The use of plastic waste contributes to the conservation of fossil fuels, and decreases carbon emissions.

Most Plastic roads consist of waste plastic, which is used to replace bitumen mixed with recycled asphalt. Such road construction material is also referred to as plastic asphalt.

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