BMC to keep a track on Mumbai’s water tankers

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 17 October 2018

After the water crisis in South Mumbai, now the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to track the water tankers supplying water to the societies in Mumbai.

Mumbai: After the water crisis in South Mumbai, now the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to track the water tankers supplying water to the societies in Mumbai.

The BMC made it compulsory to install vehicle tracking system (VTS) to all the vehicles carrying debris or water within the city. The system will track the vehicle whether it is plying on the specified route or not and the spot.

The BMC has 28 water tankers to supply water to the societies in case they don’t get water supply from the BMC. The BMC has its own vehicles for carrying debris, waste and supplying water. Apart from this, the BMC has more vehicles on a contract basis. The BMC has its own 2,628 vehicles to carry the solid waste to the dumping ground, and to carry silt from the nala there are 771 BMC-owned vehicles and more 60 vehicles for other purposes. While the private builders and developers are using more than 4,000 dumpers to carry the debris from the construction site.

The BMC can monitor the tankers whether they had received permission from BMC and they are supplying the water to the society from where the BMC received a request.

“This VTS will also monitor the path of the vehicles and will also track its rounds, This will help the BMC to check the rounds and pay the private vehicles accordingly,” said Vishwas Shankarwar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner of the Solid Waste Management Department of BMC. “Through the VTS, BMC can monitor and take action on the vehicles dumping debris on roads or other places that are not specified,” he added.

What is vehicle tracking system?
VTS or vehicle tracking system is based on a global positioning system (GPS). GPS can locate the position of the vehicle with the help of satellite. VTS will give information of the vehicle on which the system is installed, about the place, it’s route, whether the vehicle is plying or halted at one place with date and time. The information can be saved on the computer and can be used at any time.

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