The Disaster Response Force (DRF) of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has already had multiple teams disinfecting the major public places, and now the DRF is planning to have multiple teams to disinfect the entire city with the deadline set at 15th April 2020.
The GHMC’s Enforcement Vigilance and Disaster Management (EVDM) is said to have set up about 19 teams which comprise a total of 675 people. These teams are working 24 hours in three shifts to spray the disinfectants at all the public places, major and minor colony roads and arterial roads.
It isn’t only the DRF teams but there are also jetting teams with about 18 machines that are deployed across the city to cover the main roads and major public places that are frequented by people. Even the narrower lanes and interior areas are being covered with the provisioned eight Light Motor Vehicles of DRF, which are retrofitted with power spraying mechanism and these are working along with the jetting machines.
“Now that all major thoroughfares and public places have been covered, the DRF teams are heading to colonies for spraying disinfectants. The target is to cover the entire city before the end of the current lockdown period,” said EVDM Director Viswajit Kampati.
“We are also ensuring that our personnel is safe and protected in their line of duty by providing world-class Personal Protection Equipment,” he said.
The DRF is also ensuring that high-risk places like hospitals, three specialized tankers are deployed for spraying of disinfectant. There are manual teams that are working in slums and colonies to ensure the disinfection in the entire city and the target set by GHMC to finish this work by the end of the lockdown period, i.e. 15th April.