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Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu order measures for flood control

Prime News, Nation, (Chandigarh), July 6:-With the onset of monsoon season, Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday directed officials to appoint nodal officers and establish flood control rooms at every urban local body (ULB) that would be operational 24×7.

In his order to the commissioners of the municipal corporations and its regional deputy directors, the minister emphasised that all the roads as well as storm water drains must be thoroughly cleaned with requisite equipment.

He directed that the ULB staff must be fully prepared to meet any kind of contingency arising in view of the monsoon season.

Warning against any laxity, Sidhu said negligence in handling flood control measures would be severely dealt with.

Director, local government department, Karnesh Sharma said that any complaint and information concerning flood situation can be given on the toll free number which is already in operation in Chandigarh.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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