Chief Minister flags off refuse compactor vehicles

Chief Minister flags off refuse compactor vehicles
Highlights

As part of Swachchandhra Pradesh, the state government introduced refuse compactor (RC) vehicles in the urban local bodies (ULBs) to shift garbage from the municipalities and municipal corporations to the dumping yards. The state government is purchasing 140 vehicles each at a cost of Rs 26.50 lakh.

Vijayawada: As part of Swachchandhra Pradesh, the state government introduced refuse compactor (RC) vehicles in the urban local bodies (ULBs) to shift garbage from the municipalities and municipal corporations to the dumping yards. The state government is purchasing 140 vehicles each at a cost of Rs 26.50 lakh.

Highlights:

  • They will lift garbage from urban local bodies
  • State government purchases 140 vehicles at a cost of Rs 26.50 lakh
  • All vehicles will be delivered by October 15

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday flagged off the refuse compactor vehicles at the camp office on Wednesday. These vehicles will be delivered by October 15 as per the agreement.

Primary advantage with refuse compactor vehicle is load carrying capacity will be increased by 60 per cent and cost will come down by 40 per cent without leakages. Closed containers are very useful in the cities and towns as garbage falling on the roads will come down to zero.

A total of 15 vehicles will be delivered by July 10, 30 vehicles by July 25, another 30 vehicles by August 15. Remaining 65 vehicles will be delivered by September 15 and October 15 in two instalments of 30 and 35.

Disposal of municipal solid waste poses a greater challenge to the government. It is estimated that about 6500 metric tonnes of garbage is being generated every day from 110 urban local bodies in the state.

The collection of waste from household, commercial establishments, markets and other waste generating sources (primary collection) is being carried out by using bins, pushcarts and tricycles.

As per MSW rules 2016, waste to be transported through closed containers and the following methodology is proposed for collection and transportation of primary waste. For transportation of garbage from transfer station to landfill site (secondary transportation) refuse compactors with 14 cum capacity were proposed.

Refuse compactors can transport heavy garbage in single trip by which traffic problems can be reduced with reduction number of trips/vehicles. Reduction in number of vehicles leads to less carbon monoxide emissions to atmosphere.

The state government signed an MoU with PPS Private Limited for delivery of 140 vehicles. Minister for Municipal Administration P Narayana, Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar, Swatchandra CEO Muralidhar Reddy, Automotive Manufacturers vice-president P R Ganesh Ayar and others participated in the vehicles flagging off event at the camp office.

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