MCC Trains Women Civic Workers to Drive E-Autorikshaws to Collect Garbage: Click to Know

MCC Trains Women Civic Workers to Drive E-Autorikshaws to Collect Garbage: Click to Know

Mangalore City Corporation has planned to allow women pourakarmikas use new e-autorikshaw vehicle for door-to-door waste collection. Under Swachh Bharath Mission, MCC has been given 24 e-autorickshaws, 107 hydraulic jeep tippers, 30 tipper truck and, 16 compactors for domestic waste collection.

MCC Commissioner C.L. Anand said recently he read report about women operating autorickshaw in the city which inspired him to train select women pourakarmikas, who are in big number, in operating the e-autorickhaw. The MCC intends to train make more women pourakarmikas in operation of e-autorickshaws, he said. As many as 15 women pourakarmika are undergoing e-autorickshaw driving training. Door-to-Door waste collection supervisors Ajith, Litesh, Subash and Satish are giving the training.

In another 30 days these women are likely to start collecting garbage using e-autorickshaw. These women will be operating the autorickshaws in narrow roads of the city where jeep tippers cannot go. Initially two women will be using these vehicles. As they get used to it, these women will be allowed to operate independently. These women already have Leaners Licence and driving licence will be taken before they start garbage collection.

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