KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, said these units are robust enough to neutralise more than 99% of pathogens from the surface and air.
HYDERABAD, Feb 15 (The CONNECT) -- In its continuous efforts to make the metro travel safe for passengers, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited has introduced Ozone-based sanitisation of its train coaches for the first time in the country. Kickstarting the process, it has inducted three portable Ozycare Mobizone units to sanitise the coaches in line with building confidence among passengers for safe travels during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sanitisation of air and surface by ozone has been widely used in hospitals, healthcare, food processing facilities, and for disinfection of water, among others as per the appropriate guidelines.
Hyderabad Metro Rail has conducted rigorous testing of Ozycare Mobizone equipment on various metro coaches for the past few months, which was followed by testing of the efficacy of the sanitisation by a NABL accredited lab, which has attested to the effectiveness of the machine in neutralizing more than 99% of pathogens from the air and surface of the coaches. Based on its effectiveness, Hyderabad Metro Rail is now using Ozycare Mobizone equipment to sanitise the metro coaches providing a safer traveling experience to passengers.
KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, said these units are robust enough to neutralise more than 99% of pathogens both from the surface and air within the train coaches.
Being a strong oxidizing agent, Ozone (O3) is a great air and surface disinfectant and one of the most effective sterilization tools. Ozone can kill more than 99% of 650 different kinds of pathogenic organisms and it is very safe & efficient. It destroys germs, viruses, bacteria, and microbes that may cause surface or air contaminations. Since the distribution happens in gaseous form, it penetrates the gaps and hidden crevices that are hard to sanitise. After its usage, no rinse is required as it does not leave any residual on the surface.