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Chennai to get IOT enabled solid waste collection programme

Ramky Enviro Engineers contracted to design and operate it

Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd (REEL) has announced that it has entered into a seven-year contract with the Greater Chennai Corporation to design and implement an IOT-enabled solid waste collection programme.

In a press statement, the Hyderabad-based company said it will cover four zones in Chennai including Tiruvottriyur (Zone 1), Manali (Zone 2), Madhavaram (Zone 3), and Ambattur (Zone 7).

The programme which has been launched by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, will involve 100 per cent waste segregation at source across all the households in the four zones within one year and sustain these efforts consistently.

To achieve this objective, the KKR-backed Ramky Enviro has acquired a fleet of about 850 zero-emission electric primary collection vehicles, 15 mechanical sweepers, 15 compactors and other specialised infrastructure, which will be operated on a 24 hours basis in three shifts.

The entire fleet is GPS and IOT-enabled and the entire waste collection system runs on RFID based real time monitoring and control systems.

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