IEP Chandigarh, September 29
Strengthening the machinery and equipment in Municipal Corporation’s fleet, Smt. Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon, Mayor, Chandigarh today flagged off new latest machines having Excavator-cum-loader, boom ladder, tipper hopper dumper, grabbing machine, back pack leaf blower and sewer inspection camera etc. worth Rs. 6.07 crores at MCC office premises, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Sh. Dalip Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Anup Gupta, Deputy Mayor, other councilors and officers of MCC were present during the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said that with a major thrust on cleaning of sewer, lifting of C&D waste, horticulture waste, the MCC has equipped its engineering staff with new equipment and machinery. Some of the purchases include basic equipment, but others added new technological dimension to the fleet of MCC machinery & equipment, she added.
She said that equipment and machinery added by MCC include, 5 tipper hopper dumpers, 3 small tipper hopper dumpers, 3 excavator-cum-loader (backhoe loader), 2 sewer inspection camera, 1 grabbing machine, 2 boom ladder (8 mtr.), 20 tractors, 6 water tankers, 5 back pack leaf blowers, 70 brush cutters, 12 shrub masters, 2 cultivators from the dedicated budget allocations while 3 tipper hopper dumpers, 2 excavator-cum-loader (backhoe loaders) and 5 horticulture waste processing machines have been purchased under processing of Solid Waste Management budget allocation.
She briefed that the grabbing machine will help MCC move from manual maintenance of the city’s sewerage and drainage system to one backed by latest technology. Using inspection cameras, maintenance staff will be able to detect the type of blockage from outside and determine the equipment required for its cleaning. She said that grabbing machines are equipped with small, truck-mounted handles, which are lowered into the sewer to remove objects or waste blocking it and can also be used to carry them for disposal.
The Mayor further said that the system is being strengthened in the MCC so that service delivery will be improved and at the same time, the engineering staff at the cutting edge will be empowered and facilitated to deliver better. The equipment and machinery will give a boost to the cleanliness and smooth functioning of waste processing in the city, she added.