CHANDIGARH (The Statesman/ANN): The Punjab water supply and sanitation department will be using robots to clean sewerages from now on.
Disclosing this on Monday (Jan 13), water supply and sanitation minister Razia Sultana stated that the project would start with Muktsar Sahib on Jan 15.
In the first phase, the hi-tech robotic machine ‘Bandikooto’ designed by Jenrobotics company of Kerala would commence human-free sewerage cleaning in Muktsar Sahib which would save employees from dangers of grave problems caused by physical cleaning of sewerages and by exposure to toxic gases.
The speed of cleaning work would increase manifold.
Besides guarding those involved in the physical cleaning of sewerages from fatal infections, the advance practice would also solve the problem of silting.
This innovative technology would also enhance the self-esteem and pride of all those workers and officials engaged in this task, the minister added.
With this Punjab would become the seventh state in the country to adopt this technique with Muktsar Sahib becoming the first district in the state, the minister said.
The carbon-bodied robots are waterproof and equipped with sensors to ascertain toxic gases inside pipes and would be able to work deep into the water levels. - The Statesman/Asia News Network