Automatic sweeping machines to clean roads of South Delhi
The corporation has introduced a Jatayu machine for the first time. The machine acts like a big vacuum cleaner and has the capacity to intake large-size plastics and other waste which gets collected in a bin mounted on the top of a van.Updated: Jul 22, 2017 22:24 IST
South Delhi just might see cleaner stretches without dust soon as the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Monday unveiled mechanical road sweepers, automatic sweeping machines and other sophisticated machines that will be used for night-cleaning of streets and markets.
Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Saturday flagged off six mechanical sweepers and other world-class machines to ensure better sanitation and cleanliness in the localities falling under the jurisdiction of SDMC.
Apart from this, the corporation has also added five litter collection machines, one power sweeping machine, suction machines and one mini jetting machine in a push to cleanliness in Delhi.
A senior official of the south corporation said mechanical road sweepers have rotating brushes that are used to keep roads, pavements and other hard surfaces clean and free from debris.
The corporation has introduced a Jatayu machine for the first time. The machine acts like a big vacuum cleaner and has the capacity to intake large-size plastics and other waste which gets collected in a bin mounted on the top of a van.
SDMC commissioner Puneet Goel said that the machine will be used during night cleaning of markets. “More such machines will be bought in phases,” he said.
Suction or jetting machine is a single-unit chassis which is meant to dewater stagnant water from drains, culverts and covered drains and any form of waterlogging.
Mini jetting machine is fitted with a 3,000 litre tank made of stainless steel.
Baijal asked the SDMC to procure the remaining ordered machines at the earliest to expedite night cleaning.
Baijal also inspected Defence Colony Market and appreciated the efforts of SDMC’s beautification drive. On the occasion, he was also given a presentation on the proposed fully automated multi-level car parking at the market to be constructed over an area of 914 square metres with an estimated cost of Rs 13 lakh within 12 months.
It will have parking facility at ground-level and five other storeys. It will need very little space to park 180 cars and will be eco-friendly, user friendly and other features of safety and security.
First Published: Jul 22, 2017 22:23 IST