Islamabad: The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) has decided to set up sanitising walk-through gates across the city, a news source reported. As per the publication, the authority will install 20 of these facilities at various prominent locations in order to control the spread of the coronavirus infection; having already commenced the work on the project with the assistance of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
Reportedly, the gates have been designed to spray disinfectants against the coronavirus infection whenever people walk through them to enter the selected areas. In the initial stages, the ICTA will set up the sanitising gates at the following location:
- Two at Sabzi Mandi
- Eight at different Katchi Abadis
- Three at Pak Secretariat
- Four at Panahgahs
The ICTA is expected to install 20-feet-long gates at the Sabzi Mandi — one at its entry point and the other at the exit. The length of the gates would help disinfect the hundreds of people entering the mandi on a daily basis.
The gates would have tanks containing the spray attached to them. In this regard, the ICTA has also arranged water bouzers for ensuring the provision of chlorine-mixed spray at all times. The authority will also ensure that SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health are strictly followed during this operation.