The 200-meter-long bamboo crash barrier, named Bahu Balli, has been installed on the Vani-Warora highway in Vidarbh, Maharashtra. The product underwent rigorous testing at various government-run institutions such as the National Automotive Test Tracks in Pithampur, Indore and was rated as Class 1 during the Fire Rating Test conducted at the Central Building Research Institute in Roorkee. It has also been accredited by the Indian Road Congress. As per the reports, the recycling value of the bamboo barrier is 50-70 per cent whereas that of steel barriers is 30-50 per cent.
The bamboo species Bambusa Balcoa is treated with creosote oil and coated with recycled High-Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE).