Thane civic body issues order against shops improperly storing tyres

Mishandled spare tyres can become an ideal nursery for mosquito larvae and give rise to breakout of life-threatening diseases such as Dengue and Malaria

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Every year, Monsoon poses a great threat to Mumbai as well as its suburbs. Heavy rains cause the water to log in low-lying areas making them breeding grounds for thousands of mosquitoes. These mosquitoes spread dangerous, life-threatening diseases like Malaria and Dengue. 

The Municipal Corporation and doctors always advise the civilians to keep their surroundings clean in order to keep the mosquitoes at bay. In spite of a number of preventive measures taken by the government, mosquitoes still manage to breed and kind their ways to our homes.

Thane Municipal Corporation has issued an order which states that there will be strict action against any puncture shop mishandling tyres. Tyres, if improperly stored can become an ideal nursery for mosquito larvae. Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal said that tyres fill up with water after a rainstorm and can retain water for a long time as the design does not provide for evaporation. 

The standing water thus becomes stagnant and attracts mosquitoes who lay their eggs in these tyres.

Prior to Thane Municipal Corporation, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had also issued a similar order to curb the growth of mosquitoes in the city. So, if you’re operating a shop and have unused, old, tyres lying around, better be prepared for a pay up.

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