The Thanjavur Municipal Corporation (TMC) is inducting green e-vehicles that is powered by batteries for solid waste management. This historic town will have as many as 30 such vehicles for garbage collection from houses. Each vehicle can reportedly carry 750-kg of garbage from houses and commercial establishments.
In the vehicles, batteries have to be charged for about five hours, and after charging, each vehicle can be operated for about eight hours. The vehicles inducted under the Smart Cities scheme, will carry the garbage, segregated by users into biodegradable and non-biodegradable, to 14 micro compost centers to be established at various places in the city.
Janaki Ravindran, Commissioner of Thanjavur City C, said that 14 micro compost centers will recycle wastes brought by the vehicles. “At present we purchased 30 vehicles. Another 64 will be inducted soon,” she said.