The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will put radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags outside all 316,000 households across Gurugram latest by December. Through this, the sanitation body will ensure real-time monitoring of waste collection in the city.
Under this, all sanitation workers will have an RFID reader. Upon scanning, data on the time and date will immediately be sent to MCG's control room in sector 42. Moreover, MCG is also planning to launch an application next year where residents can track their garbage collection and make a complaint if waste is not collected.
The RFID tags will help when a sanitation worker is absent or has not collected the waste. As MCG would receive the information, they can send another worker to that area. The RFID will also ensure sanitation collection vehicles follow specific routes during door-to-door collection.
Door-to-door waste collection is an issue in Gurugram. As gathered, MCG officials studied GPS data of garbage collection vehicles last month and realise that 30 per cent of the routes are not being covered by workers of the private agency tasked by them.
As gathered, officials of MCG informed that they set up to 100 RFID tags in various parts of the city in mid-June as Proof of Concept. After two months of the trial, they decided to cover all 3,16,000 households. These include houses in private builder's areas, sector colonies, condominiums, plotted colonies and gated societies.