Mosquito-breeding spots have been found in the apartments of five senior IAS officers in Mumbai, provoking the community body to strengthen its drive to identify and crush destinations harboring the transporters of lethal infections like dengue, intestinal sickness and chikungunya.
After an investigation by a group of the Insecticide Department of Brihnmumbai Municipal Corporation in Yashodhan Building, home to 42 senior IAS officers and in addition same number for hireling quarters, pads of five of them were discovered lodging aedes aegypti mosquito (that can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, among others), a city official said.
"On accepting solicitations from individuals living close Mantralaya, our group went for an examination amid which it discovered aedes aegypti mosquito reproducing spots (in five pads) and wrecked them quickly," said Kiran Dighavkar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner (A-ward).
Mantralaya is the regulatory central station of the Maharashtra Government in South Mumbai and senior officers have been obliged in structures worked close it.
The municipal body, since January 1 this year, has documented 927 bodies of evidence in various courts against those whose premises were discovered lodging mosquito-reproducing spots and understood a fine of Rs. 26.92 lakh.
BMC on Sunday served a notification to performing artist Shahid Kapoor under the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888, looking for his clarification over mosquito-reproducing spots at his private premises in Juhu Tara Road region.
Dighavkar, notwithstanding, declined to remark whether the community body would issue notification to the five IAS officers under the same segment.
As reports of mosquito-rearing spots in IAS officers' pads achieved the community boss, he assembled a conference, investigated the circumstance and requested his appointees to venture up the counter mosquito drive.
"City Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, in the wake of leading the Variation Committee meeting, endorsed a proposition to procure 285 extra staff on contract to help in the drive.
"He educated leaders of each of the 24 managerial wards to venture up the drive to control the number of inhabitants in mosquitoes," said an announcement issued by the city boss' office.
In the interim, social extremist Anil Galgali requested that notification be issued to the five officials also. "On the off chance that Shahid Kapoor can be served a notification under the Act, why not these officers? Law requirement ought to be equivalent to all," he said.