A Clean Sweep: Two heavy-duty, hi-tech Italian machines land in Mysuru
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A Clean Sweep: Two heavy-duty, hi-tech Italian machines land in Mysuru

August 3, 2019

Mysuru: Here is a machine that can sweep a road and neatly wash it, performing the work of over 70 Pourakarmikas. The machine has been imported from Italy and Mysuru will be the second city after Bhopal to possess such an advanced machine. In South India, Mysuru is the only city to have this machine. 

The Namma Mysuru Foundation has imported two multipurpose cleaning machines (vehicles) from Italy in order to keep the Heritage City sparkling clean and the arrival of the machines gains significance with Dasara celebrations round the corner. The newly formed Namma Mysuru Foundation has joined hands with the Mysuru City Corporation in its efforts to keep the city clean. 

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Foundation Trustee N. Mallesh said that the Macro M60 machines have been procured  at a cost of Rs. 2 crore. “The six-tonne capacity machine not only sweeps the street but also washes the stretch with water that is carried in a tank as part of the machine. It can clean a road up to six kilometres in just 6 hours,” he said. 

The M60 is the most advanced and performing mechanical-suction sweeper on the market. Its 6 cubic meter hopper volume and 6,000 kg net payload are unmatched performances that allow this superb sweeper to work in the heaviest-duty conditions, both urban and industrial. The machines have been imported from Italy with financial assistance from Bank of Baroda.

The M60 machine works on sensor-based technology and automatically picks up dirt and muck. It has sturdy brushes on both sides. It is equipped with vacuum tube of 6 feet length and it can suck even minute dust particles from the streets to keep them spic and span. 

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The machine uses mechanical power of the brush to pick up the debris, as well as the vacuum fan to filter fine particulates and clean without raising dust. It combines a traditional hydraulic system with an automotive system that ensures greater driving comfort, lower fuel consumption and higher safety on slippery surfaces. It is an easy-to-use and environmentally friendly machine that has low management and consumption costs.

Mallesh said that the Macro M60 was first shipped from Italy to Chennai in a cargo ship and was later brought to Mysuru through a container. “We brought these machines so that Mysuru can regain its pride-of-place as Numero Uno in the Cleanest City rankings. We have tested the machine and the MCC authorities too inspected the machines and their precision performance,” he added.

On the positive side, the vehicles will reduce the burden on Pourakarmikas and the cleaning machines can be operated on major roads like D. Devaraja Urs Road, Sayyaji Rao Road, JLB Road, Ashoka Road, Jumboo Savari Route and other main roads in the Central Business District. The machines can pick up construction debris like stones and bricks too. 

Once the machine is operational, during spare time, it will be rented out to multi-national companies to keep their premises clean, Mallesh added. 

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