Evacuate citizens from dangerous areas to safer places while taking care not to disrupt patient care

Mumbai: As the meteorological department has warned of heavy rains in all the districts of Konkan including Mumbai metropolitan area from 9th to 12th June, all the disaster management agencies should be alert and vigilant during these four days. Presented by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Thackeray has also has instructed the administration to move people staying in or near the dangerous buildings, areas prone to landslides and low lying areas as per the need. He has also directed the administrion to ensure that there is no hindrance in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

He said that NDRF and SDRF units should be deployed where necessary during this time of heavy rains and other central agencies including ONGC should be alerted about the heavy rains during this period

The Chief Minister was urgently reviewing the disaster management system in all the districts of the Mumbai metropolitan area, Konkan, following the meteorological department’s warning of heavy rains. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Vikas Kharge, Konkan Divisional Commissioner Annasaheb Misal, Bahrinmumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Commissioners of all Municipal Corporations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, District Collectors of Konkan Division, Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer , Disaster Management Officers and other dignitaries were present.

The Chief Minister further said that the Coast Guard and Navy should be alerted for help in case of any need during the monsoon season. He further said that the local administration should also inform the citizens about the excess rainfall in the coastal areas as the river changes its course during this period. The Chief Minister also instructed the Guardian Minister of the district to hold district disaster management meetings and review the disaster management activities in the district immediately.

Iqbal Singh Chahal informed about the cleaning work done in small and big nallas, deepening and widening of big drains. He also said that junior engineers would stay on the spot for flood management during heavy rains. He said that two large tanks have been constructed in the area of ​​Hindmata in which the stagnant water in the area is diverted and stored. He informed that a squad was formed by funding every police station in the municipal area. He said that in case of any fall of trees in the ward, the scouts would take care of the problem and if any trees fell, they would be removed immediately and the roads would be kept open for traffic. He said that 5 municipal schools have been set up in each ward and people would be relocated there. He said that with the help of NGOs, arrangements were made for the meals of the migrants.