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Six trash trucks being tracked

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has fitted six sanitation trucks with a vehicle tracking and weighing system. This is part of a two-week pilot project to improve surveillance of garbage collection. The trucks that will roll out in six of the 12 MCD zones on Monday have been fitted with GPS and GIS by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).

‘‘This is micro-management of surveillance. We will be able to pinpoint the location of the truck at any given time. It makes skipping dhaloas or dumping garbage at any other place instead of the landfill site impossible,’’ Rakesh Mehta, MCD commissioner said.

The GIS technology will enable authorities to check the amount of garbage collected and taken to the landfill. ‘‘This information will be electronically transmitted from the landfill site to our central control room that will be set up at Ambedkar Nagar,’’ Mehta added. Payments will be made after the truck’s record tallies.

Ordinarily the technology would cost Rs 50 to 60 lakh but BEL will fit the trucks on an experimental basis for two weeks.