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The Trichy Corporation has commissioned 99 vehicles, including 88 battery-powered waste collection vehicles. Municipal administration minister K N Nehru handed over the vehicles purchased with 15th Finance Commission funds to the local body at the corporation’s main office.
The 88 narrow-bodied electric three-wheelers will be distributed proportionally across five zones to cover the narrow streets. Officials claim that using compact vehicles in congested areas will reduce littering. Charging stations have already been installed at the corporation’s properties, including micro composting facilities.
Likewise, eight light motor vehicles outfitted with robotic arms have been purchased to clear clogs in open drains. In addition, the municipality purchased three compact loader vehicles to clean the roads, reports The Times of India.