DMC to install GPS system
Chennai-based waste management company, have jointly taken an initiative to install GPS systems in garbage picking vehicles.
DEHRADUN: In a bid to make the door-to-door garbage collection service more efficient in the city, Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) and MSW private limited, a Chennai-based waste management company, have jointly taken an initiative to install GPS systems in garbage picking vehicles.
The move will help in tracing of the garbage collection vehicles. Notably, a control room has also been set up for the purpose where a monitoring team will keep track of the vehicles. In the initial phase, 70 out of 120 garbage collection vehicles, which cover 60 old wards of the city, will be installed with the GPS system. Notably, strong action will be taken against drivers if any irregularities are found in garbage collection through these GPS trackers.
The development comes after the civic body received several complaints from the city residents regarding the door-to-door garbage collection service. Councillors of many wards had also complained of the garbage menace to the DMC and had requested for immediate steps to address the issue.
Commenting on the development, Vinay Shankar Pandey, Municipal Commissioner of DMC, told TOI, “The new GPS system, which is to be launched on Tuesday, will help us monitor the movement of garbage picking vehicles.”
Speaking to TOI, Mohit Dwivedi, project head of MSW, told TOI, “We will install GPS system in all 120 DMC garbage collection vehicles. This system will not only help in tracking the vehicular movement but also the vehicle’s machinery system.”