Arvind Kejriwal flags off 200 sewer cleaning machines

Published on Mar 01, 2019 03:28 AM IST

The machines have been provided to skilled manual scavengers making them ‘sani-entrepreneurs’, officials said.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines in New Delhi on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines in New Delhi on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines in New Delhi on Thursday.

The machines have been provided to skilled manual scavengers making them ‘sani-entrepreneurs’, officials said.

“It is a historic day for Delhi to start this initiative and ensuring safety and dignity of human life. These machines will put an end to the practice of sanitation workers entering manholes and septic tanks for cleaning,” Kejriwal said.

He said the Delhi Jal Board and its officers had developed the technology and were able to provide this technology -- small sewer cleaning vehicles fitted with machines to the 200 people, who are already engaged in sewer cleaning work.

Rajendar Pal Gautam, minster of SC-ST welfare, said the Delhi government was committed to work for the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes in a better and effective manner.

Anil Kumar Singh, CEO of DJB, said with the introduction of small sewage cleaning machine vehicles, the board will ensure cleaning of sewage in narrow lanes in the city through it.

The machines have been fitted with necessary equipment ensuring hydraulic, jetting, grabbing and roding work. It can ensure cleaning the manholes of 30 feet deep and can clean the sewerage and bring the silt, slug and
other waste out to a trolley, Singh said.

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