‘Hamro Lalitpur’ app to keep track of garbage trucks

- Anup Ojha, LALITPUR

Dec 31, 2016-

The Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) has introduced a new app ‘Hamro Lalitpur’ that would all0w the citizens to keep tab on the location of vehicles collecting garbage.  

The sub-metropolis has installed a Global Position System (GPS) device in all of its 15 garbage collecting trucks that runs under the Geographic Information System (GIS).  

LSMC CEO Bharat Mani Pandey believes the app will be helpful to all the residents. “Now people from our 

municipality can complain through this app if the garbage is not picked on time,” said Pandey. The app can be downloaded on android phones from the play store. The residents can get 

the information about timings the vehicle would come to their area to pick up the solid waste.

The LSMC collects around 90 tonnes of solid waste from 22 wards daily. The sub-metropolis has 30 wards in total. “We will extend the service to the remaining wards soon” assured Environmental Divisional Engineer at LSMC Pradeep Amatya.

A complaint can be filed through the app if anyone notices garbage being piled on the road, drainage problem or animal carcasses, according to Amatya. The LSMC has mobilised 145 staff for sanitation in the district. 

The app will also update information about other services at the LSMC such as registrations of birth, death, marriage, migration and divorce, according to the officials.

The app, developed at a cost of Rs200,000 with the funding from European Union, was officially launched on Dec 17. 

There have been half a dozen complains since the launching of the app, the LSMC said. “We have already addressed all of them,” said Surendra Raj Awale, in-charge of the Solid Waste Management Section at the LSMC. “We expect more suggestions and complaints as more people start using the app,” he said.

Published: 31-12-2016 08:11

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