Thanjavur: Green e-vehicles, powered by batteries, have now been inducted by Thanjavur municipal corporation for solid waste management in this historic town.
As many as 30 such vehicles have been pressed into service for garbage collection from houses on Tuesday.
Each vehicle can reportedly carry 750-kg of garbage from houses and commercial establishments.
Batteries have to be charged for about five hours and after charging, each vehicle can be operated for about eight hours, sources told DC.
The vehicles inducted under 'Smart Cty' scheme, will carry the garbage, segregated by users into biodegradable and non-biodegradable, to 14 micro compost centres to be established at various places in the city.
Ms. Janaki Ravindran, commissioner of Thanjavur city corporation, said that 14 micro compost centres will recycle wastes brought by the vehicles. "At present we purchased 30 vehicles. Another 64 will be inducted soon," she said.
However, this has nothing to do with the election model code of conduct as this is an on-going programme, it may be pointed out....