KMC to use drones to check dengue

Kolkata
17 Dec 2017

As part of its drive to fight dengue, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to use drones from next year to take difficult images of stagnant water on terraces of high-rises in the city. As per the plan, the city civic body had conducted a pilot-run last week and flown a drone over the South City towers located in southern part of the city's Bikramgarh area. Dengue has taken several lives in and around the metropolis this year. "With the number of high-rises in the city growing it's becoming quite a difficult task for our workers to reach to the terraces of the high-rises and the large housing complexes and run a check on dengue. Taking a stock of the situation we have decided to use drones for the purpose," a senior official of KMC's vector-control department said today."We are planning to fly the drones over the buildings to take images of stagnant water and plan accordingly to counter dengue," the official added. (PTI)