August 26, 2009 12:23:29 am
Keeping in mind security concerns during next years Commonwealth Games,the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to import bomb-proof dustbins from the UK. Each dustbin will have a capacity of 1,000 litres and will cost Rs 50,000.
These dustbins use the same technology as bullet-proof cars,officials have said. The bins will have the capability to reduce all threats posed by the detonation of any Improvised Explosive Device,like fragments,mechanical effects and radiation burns. These will be able to contain the effects of the blast and hence will help control the post-blast fires,the officials said.
The UK-based company has approached us regarding the dustbins. The same company also supplies such garbage bins to the civic body in Assam, Mayor Kanwar Sain said. Considering the high-level of security required during the Games,we are thinking of using these bins in high-risk areas in the Capital. It is still in the conceptual stages and I am yet to discuss it with the MCD commissioner, Sain said. For now,the MCD will place around 10 to 15 such bins at sensitive points like high-rise buildings and parking lots in the Capital. If the civic body concludes that if these have any utility,more such bins will be imported.
Earlier this year,the civic body had also considered bringing in transparent bins,similar to the ones currently used in Paris. After the 1995 blasts in the French capital,Paris had banned garbage bins from many districts.
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