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Thursday, 2.12.2021
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The Trichy Corporation on Sunday launched 100 new battery-powered waste collection vehicles and two automated road sweeping trucks to strengthen the solid waste management in the city. The vehicles were purchased at a cost of Rs 2.20 crore with the Smart City Mission fund.

The battery-powered waste collection vehicles have a narrow body meant for waste door-to-door waste collection in the narrow residential streets. The rechargeable vehicles have the capacity to collect a maximum of 500 kg of domestic waste each. The infrastructure to recharge the vehicles was facilitated at the micro compost centres (MCC) of the civic body. Once fully charged, the vehicles can be operated for 100km.

Officials said that the vehicles will be suitable for localities like Rockfort, Woraiyur, Bhima Nagar, Palakkarai and Melachinthamani. “Delay in the collection was leading to littering. Now, the vehicles may offer a solution,” a sanitary official with corporation said. Women sanitary workers will be considered to operate the vehicles.

The two road sweeper trucks each with six cubic metres capacity purchased at a cost of Rs 1.73 crore were also launched on Sunday. The vehicle has the capacity to clean 16,000 sq m of area per hour. The road sweepers can be operated for eight hours at a stretch. The civic body said that operation and maintenance of the vehicles will be ensured through a valid agency for a year. The vehicles were inspected and handed over to the corporation by municipal administration, urban and water supply minister K N Nehru at Anna Nagar Uzhavar Sandhai ground.

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Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 11.10.2021

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