All vehicles carrying hazardous bio-medical waste for disposal in Maharashtra will be monitored with global positioning system (GPS) devices fitted on them, a pollution board official said.
The system has been designed and implemented for the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) by TATA AutoComp Mobility Telematics. MPCB is the first state-level pollution control authority in India to use the sophisticated tracking device to check proper collection and disposal of bio-medical wastes to prevent environmental damage and health hazards, the official claimed.
MPCB has fitted the GPS devices on more than 140 of its trucks to trace their movements online from a control centre.
The system enables monitoring vehicles’ movements on real-time basis and calculate the number of trips of particular vehicles from pick-up source to dumping sites, said TATA ACMT CEO Milind Dalal.