In order to prevent the mosquito breeding along the railway track in Delhi area the “Mosquito Terminator on Wheels” special train once again operated from New Delhi today. Hon’ble Mayor North Delhi Municipal Corporation Sh. Raja Iqbal Singh flagged off the train from New Delhi railway station. Sh. Dimpy Garg, Divisional Railway Manager Delhi, Sr. Officers of Delhi Division and North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) were also present on the occasion. The “Mosquito Terminator on Wheels” will cover a distance of 75 km approx. in each trip. This train has been envisaged to control & mitigate the menace of mosquitoes breeding in the burrow pits alongside railway tracks, as a measure to contribute towards public health and more importantly for the health safety of people residing at places adjoining railway tracks.
A truck mounted power sprayer provided by NDMC has been loaded on a Special kind of wagon named ‘DBKM’, which will spray insecticides during train movement to sanitize the areas upto a distance of 50-60 meters along the tracks on Ring Railway today passing via to Rathdana via Adarsh Nagar and Badli and return to New Delhi and will cover other areas of NCR region in subsequent days upto 01.10.2021 as per Annexure attached. There will be spraying each week to cover the peak mosquito breeding season totalling 10 rounds in 5 weeks. 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.
Railway is also collaborating with SDMC, EDMC & 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.