Patna Acquires 10 Street Sweepers to Keep Streets Clean

Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi, Nand Kishore Yadav seeing a demonstration of the newly-acquired street sweeper.

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Patna: Just as Patna was named the seventh most polluted city in the world and sixth dirtiest in the nation, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday flagged off ten self-propelled vacuum sweeping machines to keep Patna roads clean despite piles of garbage accumulated throughout the state capital.

The machines have been purchased by the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) from Italy and Turkey at the cost of nearly Rs. 200-crore.

Capable to suck large chunk of garbage with immense force, the machines are expected to help keep the streets clean with much speed and less effort than all previous methods employed, PMC officials said while giving a demo of the machine to Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav and others.

Earlier, in a damning report published by Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Patna came at the seventh place in world’s most polluted city. Muzaffarpur also earned the dubious distinction of being the 13th most polluted city in the world.

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