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North Delhi civic body to equip garbage-lifting vehicles with GPS

The GPS tracker will be installed to centrally monitor the waste disposal process at the North Delhi Municipal Corporation headquarters.

delhi Updated: Feb 08, 2019 13:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The north Delhi civic body is going to install GPS in all vehicles used for lifting garbage, and the target is to finish the work by February 15.
The north Delhi civic body is going to install GPS in all vehicles used for lifting garbage, and the target is to finish the work by February 15.(HT File / Representative Photo)
         

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will equip all garbage-lifting vehicles with GPS tracking facility by mid-February to centrally monitor the waste disposal process, the corporation’s commissioner said on Thursday.

The process will be monitored through a control facility at the north corporation headquarters in the Civic Centre, said municipal commissioner Varsha Joshi during a standing committee meeting.

“We are going to install GPS in all vehicles used for lifting garbage, and the target is to finish the work by February 15,” she said.

Another senior official said at present there are 250 garbage-lifting vehicles. “About 50 vehicles have already been equipped with GPS, and the rest are planned to be done by mid-February,” he said. Garbage-lifting vehicles include large vehicles, auto-tippers and other small ones, he added.

Joshi said the door-to-door waste pick-up policy has been firmed up and “the corporation will also seek to suggest ways for alternative activities of livelihood for wastepickers” who collect plastic and other stuff from ‘dhaloas’ (garbage dumps).

“We have come up with three-four model plans that have been chalked out in consonance with market welfare bodies, RWAs and group housing societies,” she said.

On attendance of sanitation workers, she said the old biometric system had been “closed” and a tender floated for a new aadhaar-based system, which the north corporation would try to implement soon.

First Published: Feb 08, 2019 13:49 IST