Swarm Of Locusts Reaches Gurugram, But Will They Enter Delhi?
ISLAMABAD-A swarm of locusts, about 3 km in length, has hit Gurugram and it is flying across the city in the NCR region from west to east, according to officials.
The Gurugram administration is sounding sirens and blowing horns to make noises so that the locusts don’t settle on green vegetation and destroy them.
“Besides, we have been spraying chemicals through vehicle-mounted pump sets in rural areas,” said Amit Khatri, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner (DC).
There is disagreement amid different administrations over whether the swarm will enter Delhi.
“They are flying across the city West to East due to the steady wind. They will most likely enter Delhi," said Khatri.
Delhi Air Traffic Control (ATC) on Saturday directed pilots of all airlines to take necessary precautions during landing and take-off of aircraft in view of locust swarms seen near the airport in areas along Gurugram-Dwarka Expressway, news agency ANI reported. A team has been set up to monitor the situation.