MC Chandigarh gears up for upcoming monsoon season

MC Chandigarh gears up for upcoming monsoon season

Commissioner reviews comprehensive flood preparedness plan with engineers

Chandigarh, June 18:- In a bid to ensure the safety and well-being of residents during the upcoming monsoon season, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has geared up to implement comprehensive flood preparedness plan.

Municipal Commissioner Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, reviewed detailed flood preparedness plan here today with MCC’s senior officials and engineers of Public Health wing, B & R wing, Department of Health (MOH), Horticulture wing, Fire & Rescue Services and the Electrical Department to coordinate proactive measures aimed at mitigating potential risks and ensuring public safety.

She emphasized that these departmental collaborative efforts underscore MCC’s commitment to prioritizing public safety during the monsoon season. The meeting discussed detailed plans on pre-monsoon cleaning and maintenance, the formation of Special Response Teams, 24/7 control rooms, and dedicated flood control phone numbers for further implementation.

The Commissioner further elaborated that to ensure proper drainage during the monsoon, MCC is undertaking the task of cleaning approximately 30,000 road gullies and storm water drains citywide, with a target completion date of June 20, 2024.

Additionally, eighteen dedicated Special Response Teams (SRTs) have been constituted, comprising personnel from various departments. These teams will be operational 24/7 during the monsoon season to address emergencies.

She also mentioned that seven strategically located fire stations have been designated as dedicated control rooms, operating 24/7 throughout the monsoon season. These control rooms will serve as central points of contact for citizens to report emergencies related to water supply disruptions, water logging, fallen trees, power outages, building issues, and road problems.

The Commissioner added that residents will be provided with dedicated emergency contact numbers for each control room. These numbers will be widely disseminated through public announcements and social media.