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Jamshedpur's Plastic Roads Initiative Is A Lesson For All Indian Cities!

Disposal of waste plastic is no longer a problem in the steel city with Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) using bitumen technology on waste plastic, ranging from polybags to biscuit packets, for constructing roads.


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JUSCO, a 100 per cent subsidiary company of Tata Steel which maintains and provides municipal services in Tata command area of the city, has constructed 12-15 kms road in the steel city as well as Tata Steel Works besides widening 22 roads using the environment-friendly technology of utilising waste plastic.


Bitumen process in use. Image: News18

"As far as we know, Jamshedpur is the only city in eastern India where bitumen technology (Dry Process) patented by Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE), Tirupparankuram, Madurai, has been implemented on accumulated waste plastic for the first time", Gaurav Anand, Senior Manager (Quality Assurance) of JUSCO, said today.

Claiming that there is no maintenance cost involved for the first five years, Anand, who is an environment engineer, said that for every stretch of such one km long and four metre wide road, one tonne of bitumen costing Rs 50,000 is saved.

The use of bitumen has been reduced by 7 per cent ever since JUSCO began using waste plastic in road construction work, he said, adding that the quality and longevity of roads made of waste plastic-aggregate-bitumen was two times better than bitumen road.


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Describing plastic tar road as a "new pathway", Pratyush Dandpat, Deputy Manager (Quality Assurance) of JUSCO, said that the technology turned out to be successful.

Besides being water resistant, it has better binding property, higher softening point, can withstand high temperature and higher load, has lower penetration value, costs less as compared to bitumen road and has no toxic gas emission, Dandpat said.

Though there is great demand for the technology, including from Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand governments, but "we do not have any plan to commercialise it but to serve society. We have even received a request from Nigeria, which wants to replicate it in their country", Anand said.

Due to the JUSCO initiative, the city will now have strong, durable, eco-friendly roads which will also relieve the residents from the sight of heaps of plastic waste.
Article Source by: indiatimes

30 Artistic Ceilings From Around the World

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.

Ceilings are the closest mankind has come to imitating the natural dome of the world - the skies. We look up wanting to see beauty above us, unattained and etheral, yet soothing and wondrous. These ceilings from all over the world make me want to visit these places, so I can gaze in captivated amazement and the artful ideas expressed there. These are truly inspired.

Hall of Mirrors,Versailles, France


Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland


Salon Urbain in Montreal, Canada


Shāh Chérāgh mosque in Shiraz, Iran


Tiffany Company tile mosaic at the Marshall Field's Building in Chicago, Illinois


Galeries Lafayette in Paris


Los Angeles Public Library


Home entrance room, Cape Town, South Africa


Cosmovitral in Toluca, Mexico


Hall of the Two Sisters, Alhambra, Spain


Bank of Commerce Building in Toronto, Canada


The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle in Italy


Metro station in Naples, Italy


La Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona, Spain



Chamber of Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland


Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City


Admont Abbey Library, Austria


Mirror Room of the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium (the green is actually made from 1.6 million beetles)


Hall of Ambassadors at the Alcázar of Seville, Spain


National Assembly Building in Wales


Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City


Summer Palace in Beijing, China


Trinity College Library in Ireland


Glass ceiling by Chihuly at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas


Victorian State Library, Australia


Pool at the Lausanne Palace Spa in Switzerland


British Museum in London


Marrakech Menara Airport in Morocco


Elektrozavodskaya Metro Station in Moscow, Russia


Nishi Grand Stair Interior in Canberra, Australia


I couldn't forgive myself if I didn't include the most famous ceiling of all - the Sistine Chapel


Gilbert K. Chesterton

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