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DEPARTMENTS


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Mechanical Engineering
  • Department Head

  • K.Vijayakumar
  • Superintending Engineer (SWD & Mechanical)
  • Greater Chennai Corporation, Ripon Building,Chennai-600003
  • 9445190733 / 25303862     semechanical@chennaicorporation.gov.in
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • The Mechanical Engineering Department, a unit of Greater Chennai Corporation plays important role in removal of Garbage & Debris in a systematic way by using necessary vehicles and being the back bone of solid waste management.

    The Mechanical Engineering Department operates and maintains a fleet of 1045 vehicles and equipments of various makes and models and is deployed for various functions as below:

    • Garbage and Debris Clearance
    • Street Light Repairs
    • Health Support Systems like Ambulances, Fogging Operations, and Cattle raids, dog catching ,etc
    • School Bus for Educational Tours etc.
    • Maintenance of Parks and Centre Medians.
    • Official’s Inspection Purposes
    • Road Repair Works.
    • Dozing and leveling of garbage at dumping grounds
    • De weeding and silt removal at canals and lakes.
    S.No Zone No Total No of Vehicles Purpose
    1 Big Compactors (14 Cu.M. capacity) 158 To lift garbage from the dustbins Placed in the streets, Compact the garbage and transport to Transfer stations.
    2 Small Compactors (6 Cu.M Capacity 211 To lift garbage from the dustbins Placed in the streets, Compact the garbage and transport to Transfer stations.
    3 Haulage Trucks 36 To cart bulk quantity of garbage from Transfer Stations to Dumpsites.
    4 Tipper Lorries 117 To Transport the debris from streets to dump sites
    5 Electrical Ladders 19 For repairing of Street Lights.
    6 Water Tanker 32 Maintenance of Parks and Centre Medians.
    7 Excavator with Grappler 17 The Grapplers are used for loading garbage from Transfer Stations on to Haulage Trucks, also deployed for Leveling of Garbage in Dump Sites
    8 Front End Loaders 24 To load debris from streets to Tipper lorries, To make trenches, To remove encroachments, Sectioning garbage in the transfer stations.
    9 Skid Steer Loaders 57 To lift garbage/debris from interior roads/slum roads and load into debris lorries.
    10 Bulldozers 3 Leveling of Garbage in Dump Sites.
    11 Inspection purpose 211 Official’s Inspection Purposes
    12 Mechanical Sweeper 13 To sweep and suck the fine dust particles deposited on the roads especially in the centre medians & water tables.
    13 Cattle Catcher 18 For Cattle raid purpose
    14 LMV Closed van 18 For material transporting purpose.
    15 Other Categories 107 Buses for Education, Tractors for the removal of garbage, and other vehicles i.e. Ambulances, Dog catching vans, cattle raid and other vehicles etc for health department use.
    16 Amphibian Equipment 1 To clean the open canals having greater than 3 meters width
    17 Robotic Multipurpose Excavator 3 To clean the open canals having less than 3 meters width
    Funcations of M.E Department
    • This department at present centralized and headed by one Superintending Engineer and three Regional Executive Engineer and One Executive Engineer for capital works.
    • All 15 Zones are having one operation depot in each Zone headed by one Asst. Engineer (M).
    • The Operation Depot is responsible for marching out of conservancy and debris removal vehicles & other vehicles in three shifts and also carryout day to day maintenance and minor repair works.
    • Each region has one main depot through which major repairs and FC renewal works of vehicles are being carried out.
    • The operation of all Conservancy & Debris Vehicles are being monitored through GPS and details like No. of trips, Distance covered, Idle Time, Over Speeding and other important parameters are also being monitored for taking timely actions.
    • At present, 172 nos. of vehicles, inclusive of HMV (14 Cu.m) ,LMV (6 Cu.m) compactors & Skid Steer Loader are being maintained under O&M (Operation and Maintenance) from the original suppliers.
    • At present 12 nos. of Mechanical Sweeper equipments are being used for the use of the Bus route roads to suck the sand and fine particles deposited in the center median and water tables and 4 vehicles are allocated for each region.
    • Other than O&M (Operation and Maintenance), vehicles are being maintained through PMRR contract (Preventive Maintenance and Running Repair) by MVMO approved workshops.
    • This Department is maintaining 6 No. of fuel dispensing bunks and the necessary fuel and consumables are being procured from the IOC, BPCL and HPCL oil companies.
    • The available 245 departmental mechanics / Cleaners are being utilized for maintaining other department vehicles like Cattle Catchers, Dog Vans, Autos, Front-end loaders, Ambulance and inspection vehicles
    • 1140 numbers of department drivers are being used to operate the various types of vehicles, which are being used for various types of applications
    • Apart from this Mechanical Engineering department is maintaining a printing press which caters the needs to the entire stationary and printing needs of all zones & departments under Greater Chennai Corporation. Flex banners are also being printed for all department needs by one dedicated machine.
    • The Disposal of Condemned vehicles and other items are being disposed through e –Auction by M/s MSTC ltd (Govt. of India undertaking).
    Special Equipments

    Recently Special type equipments were procured from Finland/ Switzerland for the use of Canal cleaning to reduce mosquito menace and ensure free flow of water by de-silting.

    1. Amphibian Equipment

    One no of Amphibian Equipment was procured at the cost of Rs.4.43 crores and with 5 years for operation & Maintenance @ 5.53 Crores, for the removal of Hyacinth plants / Rank vegetation/floating materials/silt in the major drains having width of 3.5 Mts and above. This Equipment is being deployed in major canals maintained by GCC and PWD. So far this machine has been utilized for 4942 hours. The utilization of this machine are being monitored daily by a team of engineers.

    2. Robotic Multi-Purpose Excavator

    GCC has procured 3 nos. of Robotic Multi-Purpose Excavators at the total cost of Rs.19.65 crores and with 4 years for operation & Maintenance at the cost of Rs. 9.28 crores for the removal of Hyacinth plants / Rank vegetation/floating materials/silt in the minor drains having width less than 3 Mts . At present 3 machines are being deployed in minor canals maintained by GCC from March 2017 and being monitored by GPS with Fuel sensor.

    And also another special equipment vehicle namely, Beach Cleaning machineis deployed in Marina beach to maintain cleanliness by removing garbage, Plastic items, Bottles, Waste paper from the sand.

    Compactor Bins placed on streets are emptied in to
    Compactors which transport them to Transfer Station
    Garbage unloading by Compactors at Transfer station and loaded by
    Excavator Equipments into Haulage Trucks which take these to Dump sites
    Amphibian Vehicle

    One no of Amphibian Equipment, is being deployed in major canals maintained by GCC and PWD for the removal of Hyacinth plants / Rank vegetation/floating materials/silt in the major drains having width of 3.5 Mts and above.

    Robotic Multipurpose Excavator

    GCC has procured 3 nos. of Robotic Multi-Purpose Excavators for the removal of Hyacinth plants / Rank vegetation/floating materials/silt in the minor drains having width less than 3 Mts . At present 3 machines are being deployed in minor canals maintained by GCC from March 2017 and being monitored by GPS with Fuel sensor.

    Mechanical Sweeper

    GCC has procured 3 nos. of Robotic Multi-Purpose Excavators for the removal of Hyacinth plants / Rank vegetation/floating materials/silt in the minor drains having width less than 3 Mts . At present 3 machines are being deployed in minor canals maintained by GCC from March 2017 and being monitored by GPS with Fuel sensor.

    Beach Cleaning Machine

    Special equipment vehicle namely, Beach Cleaning machine is deployed in Marina beach to maintain cleanliness by removing garbage, Plastic items, Bottles, Waste paper from the sand.