Madurai Corporation has purchases four Bhelmister equipment from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Ranipet to continue disinfection activities more effectively in the wake of the Covis-19 outbreak. Four more such machines are expected to arrive in a week.
Operated with electric power, the equipment has a capacity to pump out 1,000 litres of disinfection materials in one hour. It can blow atomized particles of disinfection chemicals for about 10 metres and cover larger areas in no time.
Spending Rs 36.80 lakh from the MLA fund of Madurai East MLA P Moorthy, the corporation has purchased eight Bhelmisters. Each mister cannon is mounted on a mini truck. The vehicles were flagged off in the presence of Madurai corporation commissioner S Visakan, MLA Moorthy and city engineering S Arasu.
About 2,000 litres of Lysol required for the mist cannon and 1,000 kg of bleaching powder were purchased at a cost of Rs 3.10 lakh utilising the MLA fund.