New system for conservancy inspectors and assistant executive engineers launched
As part of its efforts to improve and streamline garbage collection in the city, the Chennai Corporation has launched a new system for its conservancy inspectors and assistant executive engineers. Deputy Commissioner R.Anandakumar said that the over 200 CIs and 45 AEE will have to send text messages with details of garbage collection by compactors and by conservancy staff to a common mobile number.
“The mobile has been connected to a computer, which would generate the list of timings of each round of garbage clearance. Each of them has been given a particular code that would contain the zone number and route,” he explained to the audience at a session organised as part of day 2 of the ‘Municipalika' conference at the Chennai Trade centre on Tuesday. The system was introduced a week ago. The staff at the civic body's lorry sheds would also message the start and end time of each round of garbage collection. The CIs would send messages when the work in each of their wards commences and ends. They monitor door-to-door collection by tricycles and garbage collection by compactors. The AEEs would SMS the time of commencement and ending of vehicle route in the wards that they monitor.
Conservancy work for the morning shift begins by 7 a.m. and goes on till 2 p.m. In the afternoon shift from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in which only around 30 per cent of vehicles are put to use, places that need cleaning twice a day are covered, said an official source. The civic body also does night conservancy operations in market areas.