Tuesday, 20 Feb, 2.05 am East Coast Daily

Machines to clean manholes; Kerala's latest venture

Ever wondered who cleans manholes? How suffocating it must be for those who are assigned this job?

In a first in Kerala, the state government will soon be utilizing the services of robots to clean sewer holes.

The trial runs of the robot, developed by a startup company, Genrobotics, have been successfully held recently and the product will be launched next week, Kerala Water Authority (KWA) Managing Director, A Shainamol said.

"The Kerala government is very excited about the project," Shainamol said.