Kolkata Gets Its First Sanitizing Tunnel’ At New Market !!
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