E-autos to collect garbage in temple city from Dec 20

THE HANS INDIA |   Dec 07,2017 , 03:21 AM IST

A teacher explaining Indian map to students on a projector 
at upper primary government school at Singala Gunta 
in Tirupati on Wednesday
A teacher explaining Indian map to students on a projector at upper primary government school at Singala Gunta in Tirupati on Wednesday

Tirupati: The Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) will be introducing e-autorickshaws and e-schools in the temple city from December 20th. After Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Tirupati is the third city to be selected under the Centre’s Smart Cities project initiative. The MCT officials have placed an order to procure 50 e-autorickshaws for collecting the garbage from each division. 

The Corporation wants to allocate one e-auto to each division. E-autos are battery powered and can run up to 80 km once charged and eco-friendly. Municipal Engineer Chandrasekhar said e-autorickshaws are convenient to collect garbage from narrow lanes in temple city. 

The Corporation is implementing e-school project in upper primary school at Singala Gunta for the last one year on a pilot basis. The school has a computer lab, modern teaching aids, audio system, a big screen and projector for teaching lessons to students in an innovative way. 

The MCT will extend e-school project for two more schools with the support of smart city funds. They are Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu Municipal High School and Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Municipal High School. The civic body’s Engineering department has called for tenders to procure the required equipment under the e-school project. 

Speaking to The Hans India, Singala Gunta government school headmaster Doraiswamy said that the students are understanding lessons much better way with the ICT equipment. “We are screening the lessons on a big screen with projector on working days and clearing the doubts of the students immediately,” he added.      

By K Nethaji



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