‘BANDICOOT’, will now clean Manholes in Guwahati: No Manual Scavenging

Manholes in Guwahati

Manholes in Guwahati: The robot, provided by Indian Oil Corporation, was inaugurated by Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya of the Guwahati Development Department (GDD) The BANDICOOT robot is also the world’s premier of its kind.

On Tuesday, Guwahati Department of Development (GDD) Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated the first-ever manhole cleaning robot to end manual scavenging.

Manholes in Guwahati The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) procured the robot named ‘BANDICOOT’ along with six JCB Skid Steer Loaders (mini loaders) and six CASE and BOBCAT Backhoe Loaders each.

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The robot, which was provided by Indian Oil Corporation, was inaugurated by Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya of the Guwahati Development Department (GDD).

Speaking to reporters, he said, “We have introduced a robotic mechanism for removal of sludge from underground drains. It has been given to us by the Indian Oil Corporation.”

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The BANDICOOT robot is also the first of its kind in the world to be built under the Make in India initiative, sponsored by CSR of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), by a Start-up India company called Genrobotics.

Notably, after Gurugram and Coimbatore, Guwahati is the third city in the country to procure this groundbreaking technology to clean the manholes.

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