Now, bomb- proof dustbins


The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to install bomb-proof litter boxes in the city, before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to ensure public safety.

“As terrorists had planted bombs in dustbins in 2008 serial blasts, which claimed several lives, we wanted to install bomb-proof ones,” Mayor Dr Kanwar Sain told Deccan Herald.
Amulac , a UK-based company, had made a presentation before the MCD officials recently. Each bin costs Rs 50,000. The company has installed such bins in many European countries and Assam in India. As the materials used for the bins are bullet-proof, it would not explode if explosives went off inside it, he said.

The MCD is planning to install these dustbins only in selected places where more number of public gather like railway stations, stadiums, games villages, high rise buildings and parking lots.

Dustbins have become a nightmare ever since bombs planted in these litter boxes near bus shelters exploded claiming over 25 lives in September 2008.

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