‘Swachh’ Bengaluru 24x7: BBMP To Set Round The Clock Command Centre To Monitor Solid Waste Management In The CityRepresentative Image. (Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is setting up a dedicated 24x7 centralised command and control centre which will monitor the solid waste management (SWM) in the city, reports the Deccan Herald.

BBMP, through the command centre, will supervise the movement of 4,000 auto tippers, 500 garbage trucks and Prahari vehicles, all of which are equipped with global position system (GPS). These GPS equipped vehicles will be tracked live through a large screen to be installed at the command centre.

Special Commissioner (SWM), BBMP, Randeep D said, “We intend to utilise the latest technology and IT systems to strengthen Solid Waste Management in the city. The goal is to establish, operate and maintain the command and control centre for Solid Waste Management, and to resolve the grievances of the people regarding garbage disposal.”

The civic body will spend approximately Rs 85 lakh to set up the command centre. A tender has been floated by BBMP to invite external agencies technically capable of handling such a command centre, and the required man power.

Randeep added that ten staff members will work in three shifts and will receive complaints through helplines, monitor SWM activity, and track tippers as well as garbage trucks. He informed that the centre will be connected with GPS of the vehicles and to the CCTV cameras in the 900 black spots.

He informed that the centre will watch and alert concerned officials about cases of mismanagement, illegal garbage disposal, collect penalties, and will also take necessary follow up.

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