SDMC flags off 'mosquito terminator' train
NEW DELHI: With an aim to control the menace of vector-borne diseases, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Friday flagged off a 'mosquito terminator' train from New Delhi Railway station.
According to a Corporation official, the move will substantially mitigate the threat of vector-borne diseases.
The official said the train will spray insecticide to sanitise water bodies up to a distance of 50-60 metres along the tracks from New Delhi Railway station, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Lajpat Nagar, Sewa Nagar, Lodi Colony, Delhi Safdarjang, Patel Nagar, Delhi Kishanganj Sadar Bazar and back to New Delhi on the first day and from New Delhi, Sadar Bazar, Sarai Rohilla, Patel Nagar, Delhi Cantt, Palam, Gurgaon and back to New Delhi the successive day.
SDMC Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said that under the joint initiative of the civic agency and the Northern Railway, insecticide will be sprayed on the both sides of rail track in Delhi with an aim to eliminate the menace of mosquitoes. "This is an effective effort to eliminate larvae," she said.
The SDMC has provided a huge power sprayer and insecticide for spray in adequate quantity. This will not only eliminate larvae but also neutralise existing mosquitoes.
"It will also provide relief to a large number of residents in JJ clusters along rail tracks where by road approach is not possible for spray," Sehrawat said.