Hyderabad to Have Electric Autos For Garbage Collection
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Pollution is damaging the environment around us every minute. As much as we try to curb it, we create another form of pollution in trying to emit one. Each and every state needs to undertake measures to reduce the overall pollution. The State of Hyderabad is consistent in finding such measures and in the latest measure they are set to replace some fuel cars with electric ones. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is all set to replace garbage collection trucks with electric cars. This decision comes after the announcement by state minister KT Rama Rao to replace diesel trucks and bring in electric vehicles to reduce pollution.

GHMC has been implementing measures to maintain cleanliness in the entire city and this move only adds to the benefits. The civic body in its press release stated that each of the electric vehicles will reduce about 35 tonnes of carbon emissions in the next five years. The electric autos have been ordered from Hyderabad based Gayam Motor Works (GMW). 300 diesel trucks will be replaced gradually, each one with a tracking system installed in it. Rs. 70 Lakh Car Used to Carry Garbage in Bhopal, Doctor Urges Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, MS Dhoni and Others To Follow Him, Watch Video.

All the electric vehicles will be monitored by GHMC from one centralised location. Their whereabouts will also be tracked in case of any non-compliance. "We want Hyderabad to become free from all types of pollution. Electric autos will be easy to track, so that we can monitor that there is no discrepancy in the garbage collected and the garbage transported to recycling units. Further, these vehicles will reduce the carbon footprint in the city as these will not emit hazardous smoke," said B Janardhan Reddy, Municipal Commissioner, GHMC. Waste segregation is also being followed by 85% of the people here, so the waste management issue is tackled quite well.

Along with the introduction of electric cars, the municipal corporation also aims at planting over 40 lakh saplings this year. This plan will see a contribution from NGOs as well as certain residential complexes. The city of Hyderabad is already declared as open defecation free. The corporation is doing its best to ensure environment-friendly measures.