The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has issued 58 notices and a challan to over 60 police stations for mosquito breeding in their premises.
SDMC conducted a special drive to check mosquito breeding in police stations. (Photo: India Today)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has issued legal notices and a challan to as many as 62 police stations after finding mosquito breeding in their premises.
The SDMC had conducted a special drive to check mosquito breeding and control measures at the police stations in its jurisdiction.
During this drive, the public health department inspected 118 police stations in all four zones of the SDMC. Atleast 62 police stations were identified with positive cases of mosquito breeding due to collection of rainwater.
The department has issued 58 legal notices and 1 challan against caretakers or supervisors of these police stations under Delhi Municipal Corporation (Malaria and Other Mosquito Borne Diseases) by-Laws, 1957.
Most common spots for mosquito breeding in the police stations were seized vehicles, office furniture, coolers and flower pots.
While the mosquito breeding spots were destroyed, police personnel were imparted proper education and information for the prevention of water stagnation and resultant prevention of mosquito breeding,” an official said.
Police stations where mosquito breeding was found are Sector-12 RK Puram, Mehrauli, Fatehpur/Jonapur and Ghitorni, Ambedkar Nagar, Jamia Nagar, Sector-9, Dwarka, Sector-23, Dwarka and Raghubir Nagar among few others.
All the concerned police stations were advised by the department to take anti-mosquito measures in their premises.
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