New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is looking at the role technology plays in the upliftment of the society and the city as a whole. Recently, it has received a proposal for the use of all electric road sweepers to clean up the capital. The new electric road vacuum cleaners will not only help clean the city but will also reduce pollution.
Why shift to all electric road sweepers?
Kaviat India has imported Swiss electric road sweeping machines and submitted a proposal to the NDMC for their deployment. According to a report submitted by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), every road sweeper in Delhi is able to cover 20 to 42 kilometres per day. This, in itself, demands 80 to 100 litres of diesel for sweeping the road, at the rate of around 12 litres of diesel per hour. Kavyiat’s Sinha further explains that a single mechanical road sweeper contributes 120-150 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. This is a major cause of concern as Delhi has an AQI reading of over 150 — three times higher than the maximum acceptable level of 50.
Sinha had sent his proposal to the NDMC to import India’s first electric road sweepers from Boschung. These machines are already being used in UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. If the proposal is accepted, Kavyiat will become the novel equipment manufacturer for Boschung S2.0 Electric Road Sweepers in India.
All electric road sweepers price in India
The Boschung S2.0 Electric Road Sweeper is currently listed on the Government eMarketplace website for Rs.3.6 crores. The operational cost of Boschung S2.0 is expected to be nominal as it uses clean energy and demands lesser man power to operate it.
If the proposal gets a go ahead, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Indore, Bhopal, Lucknow, Noida, and Greater Noida will be the first ones to get the all-electric road sweepers. Kayviat India plans to use electric road sweeper at hospitals, airports, railways, hospitals and other major institutions in India.
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