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Smart dustbins for smart disposal in Amritsar

Municipal corporation has started the process of installing modern garbage bins to tackle the Holy City’s waste disposal issues, focusing mainly on the congested walled area of the city. This project is a part of the smart city drive initiated by the for smart city status.

punjab Updated: Jun 24, 2016 13:53 IST
HT Correspondent
Smart bins installed on Majitha Road in Amritsar.
Smart bins installed on Majitha Road in Amritsar.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Municipal corporation has started the process of installing modern garbage bins to tackle the Holy City’s waste disposal issues, focusing mainly on the congested walled area of the city. This project is a part of the smart city drive initiated by the for smart city status.

A Chennai-based company has been handed the contract of installing these garbage bins, and the free of cost installation demo will last for 15 days. At this stage, two sets of these bins are being installed at Kallu Da Akhara and Majitha Road localities.

The MC health officer Dr Ajay Kanwar Singh said this is being done on an experimental basis. He said one garbage bin is for dry waste and other is for wet material. The installation will be completed within a day or two.

“Each bin will have two containers with the capacity to hold 1,800kg of waste. Such arrangements are being made to lift garbage and other waste material effectively. It would ensure cleanliness,” said Dr Singh.

About `3.5 crore has been sanctioned for the project of installing 64 such dustbins in the city. The waste material will go into nine-feet long plastic bags lodged inside the bins. These plastic bags will be sustainable for three years and each will be replaced daily with a washed one with the help of machines.

These smart bins will be placed at 32 secondary collection centres in the walled city. Mobile dustbins will also have two such containers for lifting waste. After collection, the waste will be carried to Bhagtanwala dump, said MC authorities.