With onset of monsoon; officials told to be on their toes

Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister M Lakshminarayan holds meeting with officials

Mysuru, June 4:- “With the onset of monsoon, the officials should be ready to face emergency situations at any moment,” said Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister M Lakshminarayan.

He was addressing a meeting of officials as directed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy at Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Monday and discussed about the preparedness of the officials.

“People should not face any problem due to rain, wind and flood. All security measures should be taken. On the lines of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) preparedness, all other city councils should also be prepared to meet any eventuality during the monsoon season. The Disaster Management Teams should be ready to work at nights. As trees may fall on roads, departments should keep wood cutters ready. Fire Brigade personnel should be ready on such instances. Sucking machines should be used to clear water if residential areas get flooded by rain water,” he said.

“Rs 15.20 crores were released for emergency management task force from March 2016 to April 2017. Out of 1319 works, 1312 have been completed. Rs 14.47 crores have been spent,” the officials informed.

The secretary was informed that 209 drinking water projects were undertaken at a cost of Rs 280 lakh, out of which Rs 210 lakh have been released and Rs 70 lakh has to be released.

Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, Additional DC T Yogesh, MCC Commissioner K H Jagadish, MUDA Commissioner Kantharaju, DCP N Vishnuvardhana, CESCom managing director Kiran and others were present. (GK, NGB)

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