CHENNAI: To curb mosquito menace after recent rains, the Greater Chennai Corporation has decided to conduct mosquito-control operations on city’s rivers using boats.
According to a statement released by the civic body, mosquito control measures will be taken up in Adyar, Cooum and Buckingham Canal that pass through Royapuram, Teynampet, Kodambakkam and Adyar zones.
“As many as 10 boats will be deployed to spray larvicide over the waterways. The work will commence from August 29,” the release said.
Meanwhile, the civic body has sprayed larvicide on 228 km of canals across the city. The city has canals of total length of 233 km.
Chennai Corporation also requested the residents to remove broken vessels, unused items and others where water could stagnate and spread mosquitoes.
In another release, the civic body requested pet owners in the city to utilise free services given in 4 pet clinics run by the health wing of Chennai Corporation.
Pet clinics function between 8 am and 3 pm every day, except on holidays, where pet owners can get pet licenses also. They’re functioning in the following areas — Pallavan Road in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, School Street in Nungambakkam, Muthurangan Road in Kannammapet and Nehru High Road in Meenambakkam.