To prevent mosquitoes from biting athletes and delegates who will be in town to participate in the Commonwealth Games this October, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is painting the walls of their residential premises with Pyrethroid — a synthetic chemical that kills mosquitoes.
Work of painting has already begun in the basement of all the buildings at the Commonwealth Games Village near Akshardham temple.
Officials said it will gradually cover buildings in other sensitive Games areas from where mosquito breeding is reported.
"More than 100 workers have already started the painting work and we should finish it in the next couple of weeks," said Dr V.K. Monga, chairman of the public health committee, MCD.