Collector and GVMC Special Officer Pravin Kumar on Wednesday inaugurated manual sweeping machines and power sprayers. Municipal Commissioner M Hari Narayanan was present.
The German-made machines are aimed at improving sanitation and reducing workers’ grind.
The 20 machines and 10 sprayers will be distributed all over the city with emphasis on the core area comprising Zones 2, 3 and 4.
The machines will be used on important, end-to-end roads. While manual sweeping with broom covers one km of road in an hour, the machines can cover three to four km.
The sprayers have better reach and can also be used for aerial spraying. In phases, more machines and sprayers will be acquired, it was learnt.
Additional Commissioner (General) G V V S Murthi and Chief Medial Officer (Health) A Hemanth participated.
Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation launched Sweeping Machines for Road Sweeping and Spraying Machines to control Mosquitoes. pic.twitter.com/ouCiKmHKBB
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