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