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GHMC orders electric autos for garbage collection

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The Greater Municipal Corporation (GHMC) today said it has ordered electric autos for garbage collection, which would replace diesel-trucks.

"After the recent announcement by the for and Urban Development K T that electric vehicles will be introduced to replace diesel trucks presently used for garbage collection in GHMC, the corporation has ordered electric autos from based (GMW)," a GHMC release said.

Each diesel auto replaced will reduce about 35 tons 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."

"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.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 22:05 IST