Biometric attendance, GPS-monitored trash trucks took Mysuru twice to the top

May 5, 2017

MYSURU: The city’s urban bodies and the district administration are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Mysuru retains the cleanest city tag – Mysuru was named India’s cleanest city for the second consecutive year in 2016. Among some of the measures that the city adopted to achieve the distinction include affixing garbage trucks with GPS and introducing biometric attendance for civic workers.

 Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) installed GPS on garbage collector trucks following complaints of irregular collection, and disposal of trash at undesignated spots. GPS has been affixed to all 352 trucks that collect garbage in the city. The system was adopted five years ago when MCC increased the scale of its door-todoor garbage collection operation.Whether Mysuru bags the laurel for a third straight year and score a hattrick will be revealed on Thursday.
“We used to get complaints that waste was not being collected, of trucks not going to a locality, etc. We solved the problem by installing GPS on all vehicles. It has enabled us to track garbage collection vehicles on a real-time basis, thereby helping us deal with the issue effectively,” said MCC health officer Dr H Ramachandra.