Guwahati Development Department Ministry has inaugurated first manhole cleaning robot ‘BANDICOOT’ to ensure minimal human involvement to clean the sewers. Guwahati is the first city in the entire Northeast region to get a manhole cleaning robot. Guwahati is the third city in the entire country to procure this innovative technology to clean manholes after Gurugram and Coimbatore.
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About BANDICOOT Robot:
The automatic sewer cleaning robot has been procured by the Guwahati Municipal. The BANDICOOT robot is also the first of its kind in the world that was developed by a Start-up India company called Genrobotics under the Make in India initiative, funded by CSR of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
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