Telangana Minister: “Hyderabad set to become the only Indian city to treat 100% of its waste”

Ramky has announced the launch of a modern fleet of 40 Internet-of-Things-enabled pick-up trucks to enable efficient solid waste management. The fleet will be in addition to the company’s existing fleet of 64 solid and/or liquid waste transportation vehicles.

Speaking at the launch event, Mr K. T. Rama Rao, Telangana’s Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development said, “The new fleet ensures that garbage disposal in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad will take place through covered vehicles, thereby eliminating public hazards and ensuring human dignity byreducing manual intervention. It also provides for segregation of waste at source, eliminating odour and leachate, reduction of carbon footprint, decentralising operations by reducing the turnaround time of tippers and other garbage collection vehicles.

The minister also said Hyderabad is set to become the only Indian city to treat 100% of its waste. “Since 2014, there has been a steady rise seen in waste collection and management from 2,500 metric tonnes to 6,000 metric tonnes today,” Rao said. “With timely and effective support from the GHMC and Ramky Enviro Engineers, the city has already witnessed some revolutionary modern waste management practices.”

He then spoke about the measures implemented to improve waste collection and disposal in Hyderabad. “We have invested equal focus on solid and liquid waste. We have launched 40 advanced trucks out of which 20 are hook-mounted and the rest comprise RCVs (refuse compactor vehicles).”

“The new system would result in minimal scattering and littering of waste. We have 95 secondary collection transfer points. Currently, 4,500 Swacch autos are collecting garbage from door to door, with 400 more autos coming in by next month,” Rao said. “We have looped in world-class transport facilities to expedite the city’s waste management systems. Ramky Enviro has set up its WTE (waste-to-energy) plants in the city, aiding in effective environmental protection.”

Disclaimer: This article is taken from a press release issued by Ramky.

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