Each can clean 10-15 km/day
A total of three sweeper vehicles procured under the Smart City Mission of the Centre for the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) were deployed into service recently
Each vehicle costs Rs 32 lakh and has been procured from a manufacturer based in Ahmedabad. The machines have a sweeping width of 5.25 feet and can sweep the road at a speed of two to three kilometers per hour. The machines have a dust container capacity of 1.4 cubic metre and tipping angle of 45 degrees. Each machine has a capacity to sweep 10 to 15 kilometres of the road every day.
The mechanical sweepers are single-engine vehicles that use power of the vehicle engine for operation of sweeping brushes and generation of vacuum. The brushes mounted on side and centre gather the dust that is then absorbed into the pipe through vacuum.
The AMC had one big sweeping truck for major roads, but it was not suitable for narrow roads. Understanding the need, the Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited (ASCDCL) has procured these dust sweeping machines.