Drones to detect Salt Lake dengue zones

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Kolkata: The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now use drones to detect whether mosquito larvae are breeding in stagnant water in dengue-prone areas of Salt Lake and Rajarhat. BMC mayor Krishna Chakraborty said they will start a test from Monday to see how the drones can be effectively used.
“The drones will be used in dengue-prone areas like Duttabad and Saradapalli,” she said on Friday after the swearing-in of the BMC chairperson and MMiCs.
Civic officials said there was still nothing to worry about as the dengue situation was under control in Bidhannagar. However, the civic authorities were taking precautions to prevent an outbreak.
Areas near Duttabad, including Purbachal, and those located off VIP Road, like Kestopur, Prafullakanan and Raghunathpur, have been the most vulnerable in the past few years.
Chakraborty added that she will start the ‘apnar mayor apnar ward e (your mayor in your ward)’ initiative from ward 23 and ward 24 in Kestopur’s Kalamandir from Sunday. She will visit different localities within Bidhannagar on a regular basis to meet locals and listen to their grievances.