The Chennai Corporation has procured equipment and vehicles for the fumigation process after the outbreak of coronavirus in the state.
Many trucks and tractors which can spray disinfectant have been inducted into work recently and the employees were trained within a short span of time to use them.
On Wednesday, the Greater Chennai Corporation inducted drones which will run on petrol to pump disinfectant solution in the places where people cannot reach easily.
The Chennai Corporation commissioner, G.Prakash, IAS, said that the drones can fly with petrol and spray the disinfectant up to the distance of 150 meters from the remote point. Each drone can cover an area of 50,000 square feet. It was developed by Anna University.
It has got a payload of 16 litres and can sprinkle the disinfectant from 4 sides. It can fly for 1 and a half hours with 3.5 litres of petrol. The Corporation will procure more drones in coming days after having on hands with these 5 drones.