Chandigarh, January 31:- Sh. Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh today flagged off two road sweeping machines in presence of Smt. Raj Bala Malik, Mayor, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupra, IAS, principal Secretary Home, Sh. Ajoy Sinha, IAS, Finance Secretary, Sh. Sanjay Beniwal, IPS, IGP, Sh. K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner MCC, Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest, Sh. Jagtar Singh Jagga, Deputy Mayor, councillors and officers of Chandigarh Administration and MCC.
These two truck mounted road sweeping machines have been introduced in the city very first time having capacity of 6 cubic meter. The machines have been included in the fleet of MCC with extended support from Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee at a cost of Rs. 93.46 lacs. Having capacity to clean 6-7 kms per hour, these machines will be deployed in the cleaning of main areas of the city.
The Adviser congratulated the MCC for getting these road sweeping machines, additional support to get crystal clean roads and other areas. He said that these machines can be utilised in night sweeping, which is another fruitful initiative taken by the Municipal Corporation.
He said that following the footsteps of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, inclusion of these machines shall without a doubt raise the bar of the cleanliness of the city. He applauded the introduction of these machines for adding up the glory in the arena of cleanliness.
While sharing about the functioning and strength of the road sweepers, the Commissioner informed that the two mechanical road sweepers have rotating brushes that are used to keep roads, pavements and other hard surfaces clean and free from debris. They will dump the collected silt at designated disposal sites.
The Commissioner said that the machines acts like a big vacuum cleaner and have the capacity to intake large-size plastics and other waste which gets collected in a bin mounted on the top of the truck. He said that these machines have capacity to collect 6.5 cum of road sweep in one time. These machines are mounted with GPS devices to obtain live tracking of machines and their routes.