The Chennai Corporation will soon procure nine mechanical sweepers at a cost of Rs.3 crore for cleaning roads, said Mayor M. Subramanian.
The civic body is at present using a mechanical sweeper to clean Kamarajar Salai.
Speaking at a function for launching equipment for repair of city roads on Thursday, Mr. Subramanian said that the Corporation had procured equipment worth Rs. 45.84 crore in the past four years for repair of roads and keeping the city clean.
Nine road rollers procured at a cost of Rs.81.36 lakh were handed over to Corporation employees at the function by Mr. Subramanian.
These would be in addition to the 10 road rollers which the civic body owns.
Four skid steer loaders have also been purchased by the civic body at a cost of Rs. 37 lakh.
Mr. Subramanian said that the civic body has procured 186 compactors at a cost of Rs. 31 crore to keep the city clean in the past four years.
Three equipment for keeping the parks on the Marina clean, two equipment for cleaning the beach and 29 equipment for cleaning parks in all 10 zones are in use.
Corporation Commissioner D. Karthikeyan and Deputy Commissioner (Health) Ashish Kumar participated in the function.