Will help build the state capital’s Smart City infrastructure
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a central PSU has provided support to the Municipal Corporation of Shimla for creating Smart City Infrastructure. It has sanctioned funds amounting to ₹1.98 crore for providing four Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, recently flagged off truck mounted sewer jetting and litter picking machines.
One truck mounted sweeping machine with vacuum cleaner and one truck mounted compactor has been handed over to Municipal Corporation, Shimla in the month of December 2020.
This initiative of POWERGRID will help Municipal Corporation, Shimla in creating a smart city infrastructure and in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene of the city. Further, with introduction of these technologically advanced machines, the process of cleaning especially in difficult terrains of the hilly region, will be done in an easy and rapid manner.
Earlier, one SPV mounted vacuum assisted road sweeper, two sewer cleaning jetting vehicle machines costing ₹1.31 crore had been handed over to Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Manali, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Apart from this, 3250 solar LED street lights and 13000 twin bins dustbins having financial implication of ₹11.49 crore, have been supplied and installed in various parts of Himachal Pradesh.