Kazan has obtained fifty-three road sweeping machines
The fleet of
specialized vehicles in Kazan has been replenished with 53 new cars. Four
utility vehicles with a rotary snowplow and 49 multipurpose road maintenance vehicles
on a KAMAZ chassis with winter and summer equipment for year-round operation
arrived in the capital of Tatarstan. Today, the Mayor of the capital of
Tatarstan Ilsur Metshin inspected the new vehicles.
“We continue to
update the equipment with the support of Tatarstan President Rustam
Minnikhanov. Now, taking into account the new vehicles, the fleet of cleaning vehicles
has been increased to 570 machines”, - the head of the city noted.
The area of the
cleaned territories in Kazan is increasing annually due to the construction of
new roads, the Mayor noted. “New specialized vehicles will be a good help for
cleaning the streets of the city. In 2005, the area of the roads being cleaned
was 10 million square meters, while last year they increased to 22 million
square meters”, - Ilsur Metshin stressed. Besides, the length of roads
increased from 1,950 km last year to 1,974 km this year.
vehicles are equipped with software, siren lights, new blade dozers and a
washing system with a capacity of 50 bar instead of regular 20 bar, Igor
Kulyazhev, Deputy head of the Executive Committee of Kazan, told the Mayor. “This
capacity allows to better wash out sand and dirt from the most difficult
sections of the road and to clean the asphalt pavement more efficiently”, - said
talked to the drivers of the multipurpose road maintenance vehicles to find out
their opinion about the new technology. “The machine meets all the
requirements, and new technologies greatly facilitate our work. Thanks to the
attached implements control system, all devices can be controlled using a
joystick. Now there is no need to watch the brush control panel and the blade,
which was previously placed on the dashboard”, - one of the drivers noted.
“Previously, we upgraded
everything ourselves. While now the vehicles are equipped with reinforced lights,
chassis, siren lights and much more. All this significantly extends the machine’s
lifetime,” his colleague added.
system will be installed in all cars, allowing monitoring of road cleaning. “Last
winter, the system was run–in and worked in test mode, but by the next winter
season we plan to launch it in full mode”, - I.Kulyazhev said.
The new vehicles
will be transferred to four enterprises and will be used on all streets of the
In summer, multipurpose
road maintenance vehicles will be used for watering flowers, trees and washing
the roads from dirt. In winter, specialized vehicles will be used to clean
roads from snow and spreading reagents. Preparations for the winter season have
already begun. “Municipal services have already purchased the necessary amount
of reagent”, - I.Kulyazhev emphasized.