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Heavy rain warning: BMC puts engineering, admin teams on high alert

10/06/2021 at 7:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 10: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has kept the entire engineering and field teams on high alert following an extremely heavy and heavy to very heavy rain forecast from IMD and notification from the Special Relief Commissioner.

“The rainfall might start in the coastal districts from June 10 evening and it requires rigorous visit and assessment of field preparation,’’ said BMC Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh.

It is learnt that field visit of officers has already been started along with engineering wing of each administrative zone. City Engineer Arun Kumar Nayak has made his field visit to different drain construction and vulnerable sites.  It is instructed that cleaning, clearing, pumping and restoring for all natural drains in the BMC shall be undertaken immediately and continued throughout.

During rain all concerned officers, machineries and workers shall be deployed in the field, especially in the most vulnerable and low-lying areas. Stock of adequate standby equipment, materials, manpower has been ensured.

In three administrative zones of BMC the teams have been sent to their respective sites. Pump sets are deployed at Gayatri Vihar, Malianta Tank Lane Laxmisagar, Hansapal Behera Sahi, Sriram City, Ghanashyam Apartment near May fair Hotel and Nayapalli Behera Sahi. Other areas will be covered beforehand and Zonal Deputy Commissioners are also on high alert to review the preparatory work in their respective zones.

Sanitation wing of BMC has made its tools and manpower ready. BMC workers and service proving agencies will be deployed for any emergency clearance and de-silting. The BMC Commissioner has stressed upon taking care of identified 27 vulnerable points. BMC, hired and Fire Service pumps will be in position to discharge rain water.

Citizens can make call to BMC office for any support due to heavy rains. Grievances received will be forwarded to resolve by respective officers and field officials.  Shift-wise round the clock staffs are deployed to receive calls on the landline no: 06742431253 and Toll-Free Number -18003450061.

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