Chennai

Battery-run tricycles to collect waste

Battery-operated vehicles, engaged in garbage collection in suburban Pallavaram, will ply on the narrow city lanes soon.

The Council on Monday has decided to buy 400 battery-operated tricycles to collect garbage directly from houses on congested lanes in areas like George Town, Purasawalkam and Royapuram. The Corporation collects garbage from 18 lakh households. But most of them do not segregate the waste due to lack of awareness. The city generates around 5,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste but the segregation at source continues to be poor, councillors complained.

The initiative to privatise waste collection, segregation and disposal has also not been implemented in the newly-added zones. Ramky Enviro Engineers will manage waste in Teynampet, Kodambakkam and Adyar. The initiative to procure battery-operated tricycles is due of delay in privatisation of waste collection in added zones. The civic body has decided to procure 3,300 bins in north Chennai and 2,200 bins in Perungudi, Sholinganallur and Alandur. Central zone will get an additional 2,100 bins.


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