The Municipal Corporation has strengthened garbage collection network in the city by deploying a fleet of vehicles and dumper bins.

Laying focus on solid waste management, the civic body has procured 800 tricycles at a total cost of Rs.1.73 crore from the general fund. Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa formally pressed into service the first batch of 70 tricycles at a function held in Sellur lorry parking shed on Thursday. The Corporation would provide each of its four zones with 200 tricycles with special focus on peripheral areas added to the city.

Since dumper bins were needed for clearing garbage, the Corporation has procured 400 of them at a cost of Rs.3.4 crore for use in various wards. Each zone will be given 100 bins.

Vans for catching dogs

Mr.Chellappa also handed over to Corporation staff two vans purchased for catching stray dogs. “We are taking a lot of initiatives to ensure cleanliness in the city. The Corporation bought 85 tricycles and 525 dumper bins in the first phase,” he said.

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