A special train, ‘Mosquito Terminator On Wheels’ has once again been pressed into action jointly by Northern Railway and North MCD to prevent mosquito breeding along the railway tracks in Delhi.
As per sources, a truck mounted power sprayer provided by NDMC has been loaded on a special kind of wagon named DBKM1, which will spray insecticides during train movement.
The special wagon sanitized areas upto a distance of 50-60 meters along the tracks on Ring Railway, Rathdana, Adarsh Nagar and Badli and returned to New Delhi.
It will cover other areas of NCR region in subsequent days till October 1, 2021. As per plans, the drive to destroy mosquito breeding sites will be conducted for nearly 10 times in the next five weeks this season.
“During Corona pandemic period this will reduce the menace of mosquito larvae breeding and spread of mosquito menace. All precautions including social distancing were taken during the corona pandemic by the staff on duty,” tweeted Indian Railways.
Railway is also collaborating with SDMC, EDMC and NDMC to take requisite measures to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in railway colonies and Railway land. Besides, Railway is also ensuring the cleanliness of overhead tanks and replacement of missing/damaged lids of water tanks.