Machine starts to sweep City roads

Last Updated 16 March 2013, 17:16 IST

Mangalore streets will now look spik and span, as Mangalore City Corporation has purchased a new 'Street sweeping machine,' to sweep concrete and other flat surfaced roads.The Rs 57 lakh machine was inaugurated by DK Deputy Commissioner N Prakash in front of MCC premises on Saturday.

The self-propelled vacuum sweeping machine has brushes on two sides. It has another brush in front with central vacuum. The machine also has the provision of spraying water and a sweeping capacity of 10 to 12 km/hr of road with width 2.5 metre. It consumes seven to eight litres of fuel per hour.

Waste segregation

The Deputy Commissioner also distributed waste bins symbolically to two wards as part of the MCC’s solid waste segregation project.

Court and Mannagudda wards in MCC limits have been selected as pilot wards for the project. Around 7,800 bins (3900 each of yellow and green) of 10 litre capacity will be distributed to the two wards. Each house will get two bins of green and yellow colour, free of cost.

Around 600, 120 litre and 50, 240 litre wheeled bins of green and blue colour will also be distributed to be placed at the basement of apartments.

The households are expected to segregate the garbage and store organic waste in green and inorganic waste in yellow bins.

The organic waste will be routed to the bio gas plant located near Urwa and the inorganic matter will be routed to MCC landfill and compost plant.

Speaking on the occasion, DC N Prakash requested the citizens to cooperate. Mangalore has people who are educated and with high awareness. We can expect success here, he said.

MCC Commissioner Dr Harish Kumar was also present on the occassion.


Citizens have been instructed to bring the waste baskets as soon as they hear the garbage vehicle siren. In case of bigger waste items such as broken furniture, mattress and others, the workers can be informed in the morning as they will visit again in the afternoon to collect the waste.

Medical wastes, cosmetics and sanitary napkins need to be carefully packed with paper and should be put in yellow bins. Faeces of kids, pets and sick people need to be disposed in toilets and not put into bins.

Feedback and grievances is invited from the public. People can call help line 0824-2220306 or toll free number 155313. They can also call the contractor at 9886661721 or sanitary inspector at 9449957247.

(Published 16 March 2013, 17:16 IST)

Follow us on