Thursday, 10 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Considering the approaching monsoon season, the State minister for Disaster Management, Dhan Singh Rawat directed the Dehradun district administration to conduct a survey of all the dilapidated buildings and shift the people living in them to safer places.
Rawat held a review meeting of disaster management on Wednesday in view of the approaching monsoon season. He reviewed the preparations done by various departments including Public Works Department (PWD), Irrigation department, Police, Health department, municipal bodies, Uttarakhand Peyjal Nigam and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Rawat said that landslides are a common occurrence during the monsoon in mountainous areas that cause traffic jam for hours and various other problems for the people.
Considering this, he instructed PWD to deploy the mechanical excavator operators at the main routes of various landslide prone areas like Mussoorie, Chakrata, Lakhamandal, Tyuni, Kalsi and Sahiya among others so that the routes can be cleared without any delay in case of landslides. He also directed the sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) of Mussoorie, Kalsi, Tyuni and Chakrata to set up control rooms with adequate equipment where the officials from various departments will be deployed round the clock which will also help them to coordinate during any emergency. He also directed all the municipal bodies of the district to take all the preventive measures to minimise the risk of floods and overflowing drains during the monsoon. Besides this, he also instructed the food supply department to stock the local godowns with sufficiently with about three months of stock beforehand in order to avoid any shortage during emergencies.
Meanwhile, considering how dilapidated buildings can cause more damage to life and property during monsoon, the minister instructed the additional district magistrate (ADM) to conduct a survey of such buildings and shift the people living in them to a safe place as soon as possible.