`Terminator train` to check mosquito breeding in capital
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 23:57
  
New Delhi: To check mosquito breeding along rail tracks, a 'mosquito terminator train' was today flagged off from the New Delhi station which will run across the Capital and surrounding areas.

The train was flagged off by MCD Commissioner K S Mehra and DRM Delhi Division Ashwini Lohani.

The train will traverse the length and breath of the Capital from New Delhi to Hazrat Nizamuddin via Shahdara and Anand Vihar and travel the ring railway via Lajpatnagar.

It will also travel from New Delhi station to Rathdhana (near Narela) via Adarsh Nagar and Badli spraying larvicides in water bodies along railway track, keeping the health of rail passengers and people living along the tracks in mind.

"By spraying the larvicides this special train is sanitising water bodies upto a distance of 50-60 meters along the tracks," said Northern Railway officials.

The effort has been made possible due to an innovative approach by Railways. A truck mounted power sprayer provided by MCD has been loaded on a special kind of low surface flat rail wagon hauled by a locomotive for the purpose.

-PTI


First Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 23:57


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