Hyderabad Launches Pollution-Free Electric Autos For Garbage Collection

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It’s kinda funny but all this while we have been creating a different kind of pollution to fight another. For instance, we create noise pollution while giving a speech that talks about air pollution, then when we go collect plastic waste, we create the air pollution on our way – it’s a vicious cycle. 

But in what looks like a drift from this evil practice, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) today said it has ordered electric autos for garbage collection, which would replace diesel trucks.

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“After the recent announcement by the Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao that electric vehicles will be introduced to replace diesel trucks presently used for garbage collection in GHMC, the corporation has ordered electric autos from Hyderabad based Gayam Motor Works (GMW),” a GHMC release said.

Each diesel auto replaced will reduce about 35 tonnes of carbon emissions over five years, it claimed.

“This fleet of electric vehicles communicates real-time status. GHMC’s waste management system can now be monitored from a single location by our officials.” 

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“This will improve per vehicle productivity, reduce non- compliance, eliminate manual tracking for monitoring and escalation. Communities benefit from optimised operations, beautified public spaces & reduced carbon footprint.” GHMC Commissioner, B Janardhan Reddy said.

Inputs from PTI





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