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The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is planning to implement QR code-enabled door-to-door garbage collection work in the city soon. A sum of Rs 13 crore is likely to be spent on the project.

The step will be taken to address shortcomings such as sanitation staff skipping houses and monitor the coverage of door-to-door waste collection vehicles.

According to officials of the Patna Smart City Limited (PSCL), the civic body will rope in a private or government agency to fit a QR code-based RFID (radio frequency identification) tag to every house. The online bidding process for undertaking the work is likely to begin by April-end.

PMC commissioner and PSCL managing director Himanshu Sharma told this newspaper on Wednesday, “After collecting garbage from a house, the sanitation worker will scan its QR code with a reader every day. This will automatically be fed into the online database of the civic body and used to keep tabs on the waste collection vehicles in all six circles.”

A control room will also be set up at the PMC headquarters for the purpose of monitoring the door-to-door waste collection work. “Once our workers collect the garbage, a message will be sent to the registered number of the residents. Those, who want to register a complaint, can do so on a mobile app that will be developed as part of this project,” Sharma said and added that all auto tippers would be equipped with GPS vehicle tracking system.

Urban development and housing department secretary Anand Kishor claimed that the QR code-enabled waste collection would be implemented on pilot basis in all wards of Patna.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Faryal Rumi

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 16.04.2020

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