The East Delhi Municipal Corporation will soon start using Global Positioning System (GPS) and other devices to monitor and improve implementation of the solid waste disposal system.

The proposal of “E-Municipality Solid Waste Disposal Monitoring System” was passed at a meeting of the Corporation’s Standing Committee on Thursday.

The system is being put in place in the wake of complaints that the auto tippers and trucks assigned to take solid waste and garbage from 64 wards of the East Corporation to sanitary land fill sites were not working properly.

According to rules, they are supposed to be in the area for eight hours.

To speed up solid waste disposal in the soon-to-be-made-operational system, GPS and garbage monitoring devices will be fixed in autos and trucks to track the numbers of kilometres covered by the waste pick up vans.

Along with the GPS, the tracking device will also have the facility of clicking pictures.

“There will also be a machine which will take a picture of the dumping ground after they clear it. Through the machine that picture of the cleared ground will be posted on the Corporation website,” said EDMC Commissioner Sajjan Singh Yadav.

Other proposals cleared by the Standing Committee include distribution of 2,000 sewing machines to women from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Below Poverty Line background and setting up of a playground in Trilokpuri.

The sewing machines will be given after recommendations from the local councillors.

The playground will have facilities for badminton, basketball and lawn tennis courts apart from a football ground.

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