Car to keep tab on those littering streets

The specially designed Nano vehicle will be equipped with surveillance cameras and a computer

By Author  |  City Bureau  |  Published: 24th Jan 2019  12:37 am
Car to keep tab on those littering streets
KEEPING VIGIL: The specially designed Nano car is equipped with surveillance cameras and a computer.

Hyderabad: Adopting modern technology to ensure sanitation in the city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has deployed a specially designed Nano vehicle equipped with surveillance cameras and a computer.

The new vehicle which has three CCTV cameras will be moving in the city capturing visuals of people throwing garbage on the streets and also instances of sewage water being released on the streets and roads. These visuals would then be forwarded to the Command Control Room where they would be scrutinised by the officials and a decision taken to impose penalties.

GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore said presently one vehicle had been deployed in Khairatabad zone and all the six zones would get a vehicle each in a week’s time. Apart from the vehicle, 150 Tabs were also provided to the Swachh Officers for monitoring the sanitation works. “Data has started coming from these Tabs,” he said.

An action plan was also being formulated in coordination with Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and plans were also afoot to involve an organisation from Indore city, Dana Kishore said adding that even NGOs were being involved in the initiative.

A Swachh VIGIL App was also being planned which would facilitate citizens send pictures, videos etc on sanitation issues, he said.