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Meet this engineer who cleared 37 Kgs of sharp nails in 2 Years off the Bengaluru Roads so that you don’t get a flat tyre.

Following Mahatma Gandhi’s words “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” he did so and for all of us who travel on the roads in Bengaluru. He is an engineer named Benedict Jebakumar, a 44 years old systems engineer working at Intuit Technology Services.

He is combing the roads for nails since July 2014. He combed a record of 1654 nails off the road in a single day. Sometimes his bag gets filled and he has to return without collecting more nails. Till date, he has collected about 37 kgs of nails.

In The Last 2 Years, This Engineer Has Picked Up 37 KG Of Sharp Nails From Bengaluru Roads

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He said “The main objective is to spread awareness among people. I will not stop till the authorities sit up and take notice”

It all started as he came to Bengaluru in 2012, he used to take the Outer Ring Road (ORR) to travel from his home in Banashankari to his office in Bellandur. His two-wheeler often got punctured on the ORR near Silk Board. Initially he thought of his bike’s tyre quality, but lately he realized that the same is caused due to the nails and most times they are alike and were found close to places near puncture shops.

Initially he started to collect the nails bare hands, but now he uses a foldable magnetic stick. He leaves his home early 7 in the morning, stops at the specific spots and clear up the area. And he repeats the same on his way back home.

He started a Facebook page named `My Road, My Responsibility’ in October 2014, where he documents his daily findings along with a photograph of the nails on weighing scales.

In The Last 2 Years, This Engineer Has Picked Up 37 KG Of Sharp Nails From Bengaluru Roads

He explained that the authorities were either lethargic or that the problem was not big enough for them to pay attention.”It causes a lot of inconvenience to commuters. They might fall down from the vehicle or even get into accidents,” he pointed out.”Two arrests have been made in the past but miscreants were released within three months and the nails were back on the road.”

He noted that in the absence of CCTV cameras or official validation for puncture shops, it becomes tough to pin people down.

Jebakumar hopes that someday , authorities will find a permanent solution to this menace.”Till then, I will continue as I am helping many people,” he said.

 

THIS ROBOT COULD BE THE BENCHMARK AT SWACHH BHARAT MISSION REPLACING CLEANING MEN EVERYWHERE

The ROAR project (Robot based Autonomous Refuse handling), is a system in it’s prototype phase where an autonomous robot works with a drone to pick up trash from the locations and collect it within the garbage truck.

The project which is funded by the Volvo group is being invented by more than 30 students from different universities. This robot can replace the cleaning / garbage men totally, once the project is fully functional. The project was announced by the Volvo group in September.

The robot is equipped with sensors and camera on top of the truck which navigates it and keeps it away from the obstacles. The process is being tested and it also has an inbuilt emergency break to avoid collision with any object or suppose a child is running. The robot will automatically stop in such a situation. It can also change it’s way if the sensor detects any obstacle on the way.

Watch here how the project works:

Did you know “Always Clean E-Toilets” with automatic pre and post wash provisions are already functional in Chennai

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183 unmanned E-Toilets have already been installed in Chennai which are fully automatic with pre-wash and post-wash provisions. After every 10 users, these toilets are automatically washed, hence providing the users full hygiene.

These smartest toilets cost around Rs. 5 lacs each and have a monthly maintenance cost of Rs.5000 each. There is alsos an app to locate the location of these toilets and hence facilitating the public. These E-Toilets are making a mark on the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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