Tiruchi Corporation has acquired 400 buckets and 100 pushcarts for its sanitary workers to carry out their day-to-day task of collecting garbage in the city.

The buckets and the pushcarts were handed over to sanitary workers by Mayor A.Jaya in the presence of V.P.Thandapani, Corporation Commissioner, Asick Meera, Deputy Mayor, and elected representatives of the Corporation here on Tuesday.

According to a Corporation press release, the buckets and puscharts were purchased at a cost of Rs.10.74 lakhs under the Integrated Urban Development Programme for improving solid waste management in the city. The buckets of 50 litres capacity were purchased at a cost of Rs.2.29 lakhs and the non-corrosive pushcarts at a cost of Rs.8.45 lakhs. The four zones were allotted 25 pushcarts each. The Mayor also disclosed that Corporation was taking steps to provide safety gear to sanitary workers at a cost of Rs.18 lakhs.