New Delhi — India Railway’s Mosquito Terminator train will start its journey on September 23 from New Delhi Railway station. It will cover 150 km in two days and there will be four rounds of insecticide spray, Nothern Railway Public Relations Officer Neeraj Sharma told Sputnik.
The sprayer truck is mounted on a rail wagon and will spray insecticide in alongside the railway tracks to prevent mosquito breeding. There will be four rounds of spraying over the next two months at an interval of two weeks.
The special train is envisaged to mitigate the health hazards of mosquito breeding in the pits alongside construction sites of rail tracks.
The government resorted to this measure due to an increase in the number of cases of dengue, malaria and chikangunia fever in and around the vicinity of Delhi.