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:
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.