SDMC launches ‘Mosquito Terminator Train’

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), in a joint initiative with the Northern Railway, launched the ‘mosquito terminator train’ at the New Delhi Railway station on 18th of Aug 2017. The train will spray insecticide or bactericide on water bodies along the tracks across the city. It is expected to cover a distance of 70 kilometres a day. The truck contains a mixture of 8,000 litres of water and 200kg larvicide. The train runs at a speed of 20 km/hour to ensure that water bodies are sanitized effectively .This is an annual exercise carried out to curb mosquito breeding in localities near railway tracks, which are inaccessible by road.