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Sweeping giants to clean New Delhi area

delhi Updated: Aug 09, 2011 23:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Now, sweeping the roads in NDMC area won’t be a tedious job as the civic agency has introduced two mechanical sweepers to clean the roads.

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday inaugurated two mechanical sweepers to be used in the New Delhi
area.

Officials of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) —chairperson Archana Arora and vice-chairperson Tajdar Babar — were also present. They said said the new machines will operate in two shifts and clean-up 120 kilometres of road per day using water and suction pipes.

Meanwhile, MCD’s plan to procure 28 such machines, is yet to materialise.

Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been trying to introduce mechanical sweepers in their area for roads that are more than 60 feet wide.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has been already using mechanical sweepers for cleaning the arterial roads such as the Ring Road.

According to NDMC officials, the mechanical road sweepers will undertake cleaning operation through motorised sweeping technology.

“These machines have wet cleaning system with sprinkler system which is being used for the first time in the NCR area. However, because they are environment friendly, use of water will be minimal for cleaning roads,” said a senior official of the NDMC.

A senior official said the cost of one machine is about Rs 1.95 crore.