GPS-based Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring System (VTMS) for Solid Waste Management (SWM) by Indore Municipal Corporation

To achieve its vision of having a ‘zero waste status for Indore’, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) considers sanitation and solid waste management as priority areas for the city. The city is aiming for 100 percent coverage of solid waste management. Timely clearing of secondary collection bins and transportation has been a major issue in solid waste management in Indore – around 750 open garbage dumps in the city were not cleared regularly until recently.

To ensure efficient solid waste management, a GPS based Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring System (VTMS) has been taken up as a significant step recently. The key features of the project are:

  • Online real-time monitoring of garbage vehicle movement and effective enforcement through a web-based Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring System (VTMS).
  • Web based application for real-time route adherence of garbage vehicles using data feeds
  • Installation of IP cameras at entry and exit of the landfill site
  • Integrated Weighbridge Vehicle Monitoring System (IWVMS) at the entry and exit points
  • Integration of VTMS with the Central Command and Control Centre
  • Training to stakeholders for managing the complete VTMS eco-system

Within3 months of the project becoming operational, more than 90 percent garbage vehicles (more than 700 of 750 vehicles) had already been included in the system. The project has led to real-time monitoring of garbage vehicle movement ensuring tracing of collection route and improvement in solid waste handling and operational efficiency.

The VTMS is expected to ensure regular clearance of garbage dumps and help the city to achieve ‘zero waste’ status. The system will contribute significantly to the cleanliness and public health in the city.

Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has appointed a Master System Integrator (MSI) for Implementation of Command Control and Communication Centre. Implementation of GPS-based Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring System (VTMS) is one of the services provided by the MSI. The component for GPS-based VTMS has been tendered at a cost of INR 1.8 crore.