GHMC ties up with cops to fight monsoon

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GHMC ties up with cops to fight monsoon. GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar directed the civic body officials and the police to conduct a joint inspection before the onset of monsoon to avoid water stagnation and traffic congestion.

GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar directed the civic body officials and the police to conduct a joint inspection before the onset of monsoon to avoid water stagnation and traffic congestion. The Commissioner said that Rs 21 crore has been sanctioned for desilting works and Rs 5 crore to avoid water stagnation.

Somesh said that 200 locations have been identified in the city to avoid water stagnation of which 109 were proposed by the traffic police and 88 were identified by the GHMC.

The Commissioner mentioned that the emergency cell for monsoon has been strengthened and 18 central emergency teams have been organised for all five zones which would be under the direct control of the Zonal Commissioners. There are only 41 monsoon teams under the control of the Deputy Commissioners presently and the Commissioner directed the chief engineer to enhance the teams to 60.

Jitender, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), requested the GHMC officials to intimate the schedule of the civic body’s works to the police to extend cooperation.

Avinash Mohanthy, Additional Commissioner of Police (Cyberabad), informed that DISCOM officials had dugged up roads in several areas and asked the GHMC to black top those roads on priority.

He also pointed out several instances of roads being damaged due to Metro Rail works and asked Somesh Kumar to address the issue as soon as possible.

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