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GIS/GPS to track garbage trucks

The Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) in India has decided to adopt a three-pronged strategy, including building of a scientific sanitary landfill at its dumping site of Jawaharnagar, to tackle the solid waste generated in the twin cities. Introduction of new and large capacity garbage trucks, more dumper bins and improving communication facilities of its sanitary staff are among other steps announced by MCH. Garbage trucks would soon be fitted with GIS/GPS systems for tracking and more efficient movement. To begin with, Jawaharnagar site would be levelled properly and waste will be dumped in a more `orderly’ manner with internal roads to prevent it from being spread over a large area. To carry the garbage, three new 25 tonne capacity trucks would be pressed into service next month.