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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a disinfectant sprinkler system was installed at Kolkata's iconic New Market on Tuesday, April 7, to sanitize people entering and exiting the premises.
A walk-through kiosk was installed at one of the gates in the Market, which has water-sprinklers that spray disinfectant on traders and customers. It is fitted with a sensor which would start a motor as soon as a person enters it. The sprinklers attached to the motor would then spray water mixed with hydrogen peroxide, which would kill germs.
The sprinkler was set up by Harley Sanikool, a wing of F Harley company, in collaboration with Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Only one tunnel has been installed so far experimentally.
"The tunnels that have been installed elsewhere are spraying a solution of Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl). As you know, it's a bleaching agent which even in diluted form is unsafe for humans. For our system we are using a diluted version of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), it also has antiseptic properties used for treating wounds, so is completely safe to be used on human beings," company representative Apurve Kakkar told The Indian Express.
However, according to Kolkata Municipal Corporation sources, it would start the tunnel only after getting the opinion of experts on whether the sprinkling of hydrogen peroxide is harmful to people.
Meanwhile, in a similar move, the Indian railways had on Monday, April 6, set up a fumigation tunnel at Jagadhri Workshop near Yamuna Nagar in Haryana.
"To prevent the spread of coronavirus, a fumigation tunnel/sanitiser room has been set up, where when a person enters, fumigation spray would start and the entire body of the person would be sanitised on the way to the outgate," said Ministry of Railways on Twitter.
भारतीय रेल ने जगाधरी वर्कशॉप में बनाई फ्यूमिगेशन टनल!— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 6, 2020
कोरोना के फैलने से रोकने के लिए फ्यूमिगेशन टनल यानी सेनेटाइजर रूम बनाया गया है जब कोई व्यक्ति इसमें प्रवेश करेगा फ्यूमिगेशन स्प्रे शुरू हो जाएगा और आउटगेट तक जाते-जाते पूरा शरीर सेनेटाइज हो जाएगा। #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/ae67q6VjM6
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