Greater Noida to get smart garbage bins

Good news for Greater Noida residents as the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) plans to install smart bins at some locations in the city as a pilot project. This is the first time that smart bins will be used in the city.

The smart bins will be sensor-based and will send a signal to the command and control centre once it is almost full and needs cleaning.  As per reports, each bin has a minimum capacity of 1,000 litres and costs between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh.

According to Narendra Bhooshan, CEO, GNIDA, most smart cities have started using these bins that can send text messages as a signal for cleaning. Also, the bins will be installed on pilot basis and if they are good, more will be ordered for the city.

As per reports, GNIDA has set apart 754 bulk waste generators and they have been asked to start segregating and managing the garbage on their premises. These include 257 industries, 202 institutions, 155 residential societies, 112 commercial establishments, 19 hospitals and nine IT plots. Out of the total, 37 have started managing waste locally, which includes 30 societies, five colleges and two commercial establishments.

In the last month, a penalty of Rs 22.78 lakh was imposed on 83 bulk waste generators for not segregating and managing their waste.

Also, GNIDA has started installing 300 dustbins in public places across the city and will install 1,000 more soon. The authority has asked residents to inform on a WhatsApp number (8800203912) in case an area needs a garbage bin.

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