Bangalore will now clean its Garbage by GPS !! ~ Hackinthus

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bangalore will now clean its Garbage by GPS !!

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BANGALORE, INDIA: A combination of Global Positioning System (GPS) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technologies will now be used to monitor the garbage situation in four wards of Bangalore.
The software for this system developed by a private agency for the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) was launched in Bangalore on Wednesday. The civic body staff, equipped with mobile phones, will capture images of the secondary garbage dumping points situated on the streets also called transfer points in four wards under the pilot project.

                                            K.V. Trilokchandra, Additional Commissioner, BBMP (South zone), said that once the photograph of the transfer point is clicked, it would be superimposed on Google Maps and updated on the BBMP website. “If the dumping stations are not clean then the Assistant Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers and junior health inspectors will get alerts on their mobile phones. By 7 p.m., all Additional Commissioners will receive the update about the garbage situation,” he said.

                                                      Mr. Trilokchandra mentioned that this system could be used to keep a tab as well as monitor the functioning of various amenities such as parks and streetlights. “The project costs Rs. 70,000 a month. However, the cost of mobile phones is a one-time investment,” he added.


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