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GHMC to Buy 48 Garbage Vehicles

Finally the state government gave its nod for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to procure 48 new tipper and dumper placer vehicles for lifting and transporting garbage from various circles of the corporation.

Published: 04th February 2014 09:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2014 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

Finally the state government gave its nod for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to procure 48 new tipper and dumper placer vehicles for lifting and transporting garbage from various circles of the corporation.

There was a long pending demand from various quarters to purchase new vehicles as the existing fleet of vehicles were not functioning properly resulting in loses due to frequent repairs.

Municipal administration and urban development (MAUD) department on Monday issued orders permitting the GHMC to procure 17 new 25 ton tipper vehicles (Rs 3.82 crore) and 23 new dumper placer vehicles (Rs 3.16 crore) for lifting and transporting garbage from the GHMC. The total cost of new vehicles would be around Rs 6,98 crore and the entire expenditure will be met from the GHMC funds.

The GHMC has 898 vehicles at present out of which 632 vehicles are being utilised for transporting garbage collected from wards and transferred to 10 and 25 tonner tippers and dumped at Jawahar Nagar trenching ground on the city outskirts.

There are several vehicles plying for more than 15 years which have logged more than 5 lakh kms. The GHMC general body directed the officials to replace them with new ones in May 2012. Vehicles which are unfit for use and those who are 15-years old have to be condemned through open auction.

The state government after examining the proposal of GHMC commissioner accorded administrative sanction for Rs 6,98 crore for procuring 48 garbage vehicles.

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