Chandigarh prepares for Monsoon season

Chandigarh, June 29:-

As monsoon is likely to reach in Chandigarh in the Ist week of July, so in order to avoid flooding of roads and to maintain the regular supply of the Electricity during the monsoon period, the Adviser to the Administrator, Sh. Dharam Pal reviewed the preparedness  of Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation.

To avoid flooding of roads and to maintain the regular supply of the Electricity during the monsoon period, the preventive preparedness has already been done.  

The road gullies along major roads falling under the jurisdiction of Engineering Department, Chandigarh Administration, such as Uttar Marg, Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg, Purv Marg, Jan Marg and National Highways covering about 5000 road gullies has been cleaned to maintain regular flow of water during monsoon period. MCC has already cleaned 85% of all the road gullies in the city and shall clean the remaining within 10 days. Also, 18 teams to control flood/water logging throughout city have been constituted.

The duties of the officials by Chandigarh Administration have been assigned at regulator end of Sukhna Lake on 24×7 basis to regularly monitor the water level of the Sukhna Lake during rainy season, so as  to ensure that there is no damage to Government property due to flow from the catchment area into Sukhna Lake.  

The Control Room has also been established to monitor the discharge of lake at the regulator end and to co-ordinate with the concerned DCs of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula to have proper communication during opening of flood gates in case of excess discharge from Sukhna Lake during monsoon period.

Sh. Dharam Pal directed the concerned officials to regularly monitor the situation and inspect every site so that no unforeseen situation cause inconvenience to the public.

All team leaders will arrange required labour for removal of blockage in storm water drainage during the period of rain in other than dry day time from the concerned Executive Engineers and team will also work under the supervision of divisional officers.

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