The Coimbatore Corporation on Tuesday launched a waste collection system based on the use of mobile phones to ensure efficacy.

Under the new system, the Corporation has numbered each of the 3,400-odd bins in the city and also provided the mobile phone number of the sanitary supervisor of the ward concerned and the mobile phone number for grievance redressal.

The time and frequency of cleaning will also be mentioned on the bin.

The Corporation had also developed an android-based mobile application to ensure efficacy in removing and transporting the garbage.

The civic body provided the application-installed android mobile phones to sanitary supervisors, who will have to go to the bin at the scheduled time and day to ensure that it has been cleaned.

They will have to use the application to say at what time the bin was cleaned and who the driver was. They will also have to state what the approximate weight was.

The sanitary supervisors’ reports will be cross-checked by officials.

The vehicles engaged in transporting garbage have already been fitted with vehicle tracking systems.

Mayor S.M. Velusamy launched the system in the presence of Corporation Commissioner G. Latha and other officials of the local body.

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