Which of the following is/are correct feature(s) of Plastic Roads?

  1. Plastic roads are stronger than normal bituminous roads
  2. No effect of radiation likes UV
  3. Water resistant roads

  Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Plastic roads help to increase the binding capacity between asphalt and aggregate, resulting in longer lives for roads. It also helps in cutting down the overall maintenance cost of a road. More of plastic in road construction mix means more of bitumen, a natural occurring resource, saved binding capacity between aggregate and asphalt.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module