New Delhi: A disinfection tunnel has been installed at the entrance of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) on Sunday at Hubli market in Karnataka. The tunnel installed by the young India.org sprays people with a small percentage of Sodium Hypochlorite solution through nozzles to sanitize them before they entered the market.
“It would be helpful for all vegetable vendors, farmers and other marketers’ who are coming and going to the APMC market. This is very useful” said Jagdish Shettar, Minister of Large and Medium Scale Industries, Karnataka.
“Firstly, we will have to see what would be the public’s reaction and then, later on, we will decide.”
President of Confederation of Indian Industry, Hubli VSV Prasad said that the setting up of this tunnel can help curtail the spread of coronavirus ‘by disinfecting the bacteria from the body’.
It is on the trial right now, Mr. Prasad hopes that the trial is successful and the chamber will set up in more public places shortly. Concerning the cost of the tunnel, he responded, ‘the cost is around 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh Rs and hopefully it will come down once we go up with the production”.
According to ANI report, representative of Young India.org, Mr. Srinivas Joshi said, “We have added 1.8% of Sodium Hypochlorite solution in 100 liters of water. It is pumped through high pressure pumps and sprayed like a mist via nozzles for 3-5 seconds, which is very less time to cause any kind of allergy”.
“People, who are allergic to chemicals, should avoid going through this chamber. We will put sign board very soon”. He added.
As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 cases rise to 4,421 in India with 114 deaths.