SMC guns keep venue safe!
Zubin Mehta concert
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Sep 7: From assault-riffles to sharpshooters, all was on alert to make the Zubin Mehta concert a success at Shalimar Bagh as 3-tier security was in place. But the guns, which seemingly kept the guests safe inside the Mughal era premises, were the ones triggered rapidly by the civic body staffers to keep nothing but mosquitoes away.
For the past around a week, a special SMC squad was on duty to keep the fogging guns, a motorized gadget, which fires smoke to kill mosquitoes, active.
At least three guns would fire billows of smoke to kill mosquitoes everyday to fully “sanitize the venue”. Today again, ahead of the concert, the SMC guns were active to silence the mosquitoes.
A gardener associated with the venue for decades said it was for the first time that the smoke guns were used to keep the mosquitoes away from the garden. “Otherwise, there used to be so many mosquitoes that they would even bite during daytime,” he said.
But the fogging guns kept the guests seemingly safe as none of them clapped on the insects, or slapped. “The sitting was so conducive that I thought there are no mosquitoes in Kashmir, although, because of the timings I had apprehended it,” said a dignitary who had come from New Delhi.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had been personally monitoring the concert arrangements which seem to have made the evening pleasant for the guests and the hosts, alike.
The SMC introduced these guns around a year back but are mostly used for special events even though people say every locality should be equipped with the facility.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 8 Sep 2013 00:00:00 IST
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