AGRA: Poor waste management, which has been a major problem in the city, will be dealt with under the smart citydevelopment project as Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) plans to use high-tech projects to upgradation of solid waste management system and put a check on irregularities in the garbage collection, transportation and disposal of waste in the city. Also, modern pollution sensors will be installed in different areas.
Municipal comissioner Indravikram Singh said, “Under the smart city project, a six-stage plan has been developed for the upgradation of municipal solid waste management. We are going to incorporate various modern technology to ensure cleanliness in the city.”
As per the plan, 2.93 lakh hi-tech dustbins tagged with radio frequency identification (RFID) systems will be installed. These dustbins will be tracked global positioning system enabled garbage collection vehicles. These vehicles before unloading at dumpsite will pass through sensor-based weighbridge and CCTV surveillance.
Presently, due to improper waste management system, heaps of garbage lie scattered at various places around the city. As per an estimate, on an average 750 metric tonne waste is generated in the city every day. Out of this, only 350 is transported to Kuberpur dumpsite and rest is disposed at different places around the city. A large portion of this is openly burnt, which causes harm to the Taj Mahal and adds to environmental pollution.