E-scooters Fitted With Telemetric Devices For Corp Health Wing Officials | Thiruvananthapuram News – Times of India

Thiruvananthapuram: Aimed at giving a push to sustainable mobility drive in the city, the corporation will launch e-scooters for the health wing officials. As many as 30 e-scooters will be purchased under the Smart City project. The vehicles will be given to health inspectors on field duty and will be fitted with telemetric devices connected to an integrated command control centre. According to the scope of the project, the centre can monitor, collect, and report information related to each vehicle, including vehicle identification data, daily distance run, routes, timings, vehicle tracking, charging event information, vehicle downtimes, energy consumption, etc.
The civic body has been tapping the funds of Smart City to introduce e-carts and e-buses in the city. The soon to be inducted two seater e-scooters will have a top speed of 70 kmph and above and the minimum driving range on full charge will be 85 km and above. It will have provision for fast charging and full charging could be completed within six hours. The e-scooters are expected to be convenient for the health inspectors who have to ply narrow bylanes in the city as part of checking dumping of waste in public places and littering of water bodies.
In a move to gradually reduce emissions in the city and to incorporate eco-friendly ways in waste management, the civic body is also set to procure 100 e-carts for collection of garbage in the city.In 2022, the civic body had rolled out 25 e-carts for waste management at a cost of Rs 50 lakh as part of a detailed project report prepared under Swachh Bharat Mission (urban).
The move to deploy e-carts was part of phasing out diesel powered pickup autos which were used for transportation of waste. Corporation has also tied up with KSRTC to purchase e-buses which are inducted into the city circular service. The corporation budget 2023-24 has placed thrust on making Thiruvananthapuram carbon neutral by 2035. Carbon neutral Thiruvananthapuram is conceived as a convergence of Centre sponsored schemes and state government’s initiatives.
Under the Smart City project, the civic body has already installed solar power plants in five buildings, including the legislative assembly building complex. The civic body plans to generate 10.2MW power with the installation of solar power plants in over 200 buildings in the city.
The power plant at the legislative assembly has a capacity of 395 KW. Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Limited (SCTL) aims to tap maximum potential from solar energy and to achieve 10% of total electrical demand inside the ABD (area based development) area. The projects ensure a guaranteed annual generation of solar energy with a minimum guaranteed 1,350 units per KWp per annum during the first five years of operation with KSEBL grid synchronization.
SCTL has already implemented the projects at State Central Library, Palayam (39KW), Kerala University Library, Palayam (85KW), Government College for Women, Vazhuthacaud (82 KW) and Government Central High School, Attakulangara (4KW).