E-Carts bought for achieving targets of 'Low Carbon Ananthapuri'
Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram Corporation launched new ‘e-carts’ which will collect debris from wards to the processing centres. The electric carts were bought under the ‘Low Carbon Ananthapuri’ scheme put forward in the budget declaration.
25 e-carts purchased in the first phase were handed over to the twenty five circles of the health department here. The carts were bought to facilitate the Haritha Karma Sena to collect non-degradable wastes from the houses, once in every two weeks. Biodegradable wastes will also be collected from the households lacking waste disposal facilities.
The corporation already had five e-carts and another five carts were taken for rent. The inclusion of more carts will make waste management easy in the corporation limit.
The e-carts which can carry 50 kilograms of weight have to be charged for 10 to 12 hours to achieve 50 to 70 kilometres of mileage.
The duty to charge the vehicles has been entrusted upon the health inspectors. Each e-carts costs Rs 2,07,000.