Mosquito Terminator on Wheels: Special train flagged off to prevent breeding of mosquitoes in New Delhi
Delhi division of Northern Railway and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) jointly launched Mosquito Terminator on Wheels, a special mosquito terminator train to prevent mosquito breeding along railway tracks in New Delhi. The special train aims to control and mitigate menace of mosquito breeding in the burrow pits along railway tracks in New Delhi.
Mosquito Terminator on Wheels
For this train, SDMC has provided high power sprayer and insecticide on truck mounted power sprayer. It has been loaded on special kind of wagon, which will spray insecticides during train movement to sanitise areas upto distance of 50-60 metres along rail tracks on Ring Railway. It will cover distance of 150km in each cycle over by moving at speed of 20 kmph.
The train will pass through Hazrat Nizamuddin, Sewa Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Lodhi Colony, Brar Square, Delhi Safdarjung, Inderpuri, Patel Nagar, Delhi Kishanganj, Dayabasti, Sadar Bazar and New Delhi and will cover other areas of NCR region.
There will be two rounds of spraying each week to cover peak mosquito breeding season totalling to 10 rounds/trips in 5 weeks. Indian Railways is also collaborating with three corporations in NCR Delhi to take requisite measures to prevent breeding of mosquitoes in railway colonies and railway land.