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Pune Smart City Launches Pilot Smart Mechanized Street Sweeping

Oct 20, 2018

Pune Smart City Launches Pilot Smart Mechanized Street Sweeping

Pune: Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited has launched the Smart Mechanized Street Sweeping project on pilot basis by using advanced technology. The objective of this activity is to demonstrate ideal ways of cleaning streets using right equipment and then eventually increase the use pattern.

The pilot project was launched at the hands of Aundh-Baner Prabhag Samiti President Mr. Amol Balwadkar at Baner road, in the presence of Corporators from the ABB area Mr. Vijay Shewale, Ms. Jyoti Kalamkar, Ms. Swapnali Saikar, Ms. Sunita Wadekar, CEO, PSCDCL Dr. Rajendra Jagtap, Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management Mr. Dnyaneshwar Molak, and Asst. Commissioner, PMC Mr. Sandip Kadam.

CEO, PSCDCL Dr. Rajendra Jagtap was quoted saying, “To arrive at a benchmark standard of cleaning we are going to collaborate with various agencies and provide best carriageway cleaning with advanced handheld tools. I am optimistic in the increase of the quality of cleaning once the staff is empowered with the use of current technologies. Through the implementation of this pilot we want to engage and provide effective and efficient way for street sweeping.”

Aundh-Baner Prabhag Samiti President Mr. Amol Balwadkar said, “The Smart Sweeping project has been inaugurated and the Smart Sweeper vehicle has been added to the service. The use of mechanization is important and helpful for the cleanliness of the city which is a step in providing a futuristic approach towards clean Pune. Aundh-Baner-Balewadi area will become totally clean with the elevation and scaling up of this project.”

Challenger is a North American Company that is associated with Pune Smart City and will accomplish the following:

There have been a lot of changes in the street sweeping industry and Pune Smart City will lead the way in the mechanized sweeping category. This process utilizes best in class components and leading edge technology that allows us to offer a street sweeper that is strong on performance and long on durability.

• Daily sweeping of street covering divider and footpath side
• Cleaning of area underneath parked vehicles
• Pressure washing of dividers
• Pressure washing of footpath
• Pressure washing of walls adjacent to footpath
• Trimming of tree branches encroaching side walk
• Pruning of grass grown on several locations
• Pressure washing poles, bus stops to remove unauthorized posters/stickers.

STIHL is a Stuttgart based German manufacturer handheld power equipments including trimmers and blowers.

About Pune Smart City…
Pune holds an important place for both Maharashtra and India and has ranked second in the Smart Cities competition organized by the Government of India. Free Pune Wi-Fi, Smart Public Bicycle Sharing, Smart Placemaking, Smart Street Redesign, SCOC and Smart Elements, Lighthouse and Citizens Engagement- these are few of the successfully implemented projects of Pune Smart City. Pune Smart City is performing a pioneering role by being a mentor and trainer to other Smart Cities in the SPV to SPV Coaching Program initiated by the Govt. of India. Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), Faridabad (Haryana), Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruppur, Vellore, Erode (all from Tamil Nadu) and Varanasi have followed suite in replication of Pune Smart City model.

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