Waste disposal in one district of Karachi will now be digitally monitored. Image Credit: Syed Asif Ali

Karachi: An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) cloud-based system has been launched for real-time digital monitoring of waste disposal work in Malir district of Karachi.

Such a software-based system has been deployed for the first time for ensuring cleanliness in any part of the city. Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah launched the system.

The provincial minister said that the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) had been continuously taking steps to upgrade its garbage collection work in Karachi in accordance with international standards as the launch of the ERP cloud-based system is one such step towards this.

The deployment of the software will be helpful for real-time monitoring of garbage disposal work, collection of waste from dustbins placed in the district, use of vehicles and manpower for transportation of trash to the garbage transfer stations.

The provincial minister said that civic agencies were adopting latest computer technology to provide essential municipal services to people of Karachi in the most efficient manner.

SSWMB Managing-Director Zubair Channa said a similar system would be launched in two other districts of Karachi i.e. District East and District South in next two months.

He said the new system also provided an online complaint management system for resolving issues related to garbage disposal.