Following successful pilot tests, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to construct around 25 roads in different areas of the province using the technique.
It aims to partner with a chemical and an environmental company, which will collect waste such as plastic bags and polyurethane packing material from urban areas before heating it at high temperature and converting it into a powder, which is then added into hot tar.
The city generates around 1,700 tonnes of waste per day, nearly 12% of which is plastic.
The PMC says the recycled roads are stronger, more water resistant and more durable than standard tarmac infrastructure, with a lifespan extended by around two years.
The roads also help in saving money, mainly as a result of reduced maintenance costs – nearly 30,000 rupees (£334) per square kilometre can be saved.