8 jetting machines spray disinfectant in city areas

Internal areas not being disinfected, allege residents

8 jetting machines spray disinfectant in city areas

A fire engine being used for sanitisation in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Harshraj Singh

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 4

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has pressed into service eight jetting machines and two fire engines to spray disinfectant in the city areas to check the spread of Covid-19. According to officials, the civic body is using sodium hypochlorite for sanitisation.

Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu today said, “Disinfectant will be sprayed in the entire city within next two days.”

A worker disinfects a policeman in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Earlier, the civic body had commenced disinfection drive with a machine provided by an industrialist. Besides, manual pumps were handed over to the councillors to get the spray done in their respective wards. However, numerous residents complained that disinfectant spray was not being done in internal parts of their colonies.

Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said: “Eight jetting machines are being used to spray disinfectant. Six jetting machines have a water tank capacity of 6,000 litre each and two have a capacity of 8,000 litre each.”

Assistant Divisional Fire Officer, Bhupinder Singh, said two fire engines are being used to spray disinfectant in parts of the city.

Ensure disinfectant spray on internal streets

Residents said disinfectant should be sprayed on internal streets as well. Shalini, a resident of ward number 45, Urban Vihar, said disinfectant has not been sprayed in their area.

Political leaders are also facing ire of residents for posting their photos with pumps being used for spraying disinfectant on social media.


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