Thiruvananthapuram: Keltron has prepared Ultraviolet Baggage Disinfector in airports in the state to disinfect the baggage of passengers returning from foreign countries. The first equipment has been placed in Kannur airport. It will soon be placed in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode airports as well.
The baggage will be exposed to UV radiation once it passes through the tunnel of the equipment. Only after this, the baggage will be taken to normal X- ray scanners. The disinfector equipment will be linked to the baggage ramp.
Minister EP Jayarajan had instructed the public sector institutes in the state to locally produce the equipment required for COVID prevention activities. Following this, CSIR, ISRO, DRDO, HLL and Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology centre held talks with the minister.
Keltron made the equipment with the technical assistance from Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), which functions in Kochi under the Defense Ministry.