37409 families effected in rains, relief measures intensified: Lokesh Kumar

Hyderabad, Oct.18 (NSS): In the wake of continuing problems by rains and water logging in several areas in the city, GHMC Chief Lokesh Kumar said that they have intensified relief operations and taking steps to bring back normalcy in inundation areas.

Total 37,409 families were effected. CM’s Relief ration kits along with 3 blankets total worth Rs.2800/- are being distributed to the effected families. Till now 20,000 Ration kits and blankets were distributed, remaining kits and blankets will be distributed by 19th .

The Commissioner said that all officials including GHMC Zonal Commissioners, Additional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners are in the field and monitoring the relief operations and distribution of CM’s Relief kits to the effected people.

He informed that Minister for MA&UD , K.Taraka Rama Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar
and Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar are administering overall operations.

Commissioner GHMC further informed that, administration is alerting the officials,
field staff and citizens about situation regularly. Since there are some more rains to occur in the next couple of days as per weather report, as a precautionary measure GHMC evacuating the citizens of low lying areas.

With the heavy lashed on 13th of this month, various localities were inundated about 35,309 families were effected due to floods. Further as the water likely to flood from the Gurram Cheruvu, 2100 families were evacuated to safer places on 17th evening.

Similarly milk , bread and biscuits are being distributed to the effected families.90,000 meals during lunch time and 60,000 meals at dinner with packing distributed to the flood effected people freely.

The engineering wing and DRF teams pumping out water from the apartment cellars and inundated colonies.

From DRF side 72 teams 106 water pumps and from Engineering Maintenance side 170 Monsoon teams with 202 water pumps are engaged in de-watering activities.

In order to contain water borne and vector borne diseases the entomology and DRF teams taking up activities like anti larva, spraying of bleaching power and Sodium Hypochlorite chemicals in the cellars and inundation areas. With 60 tankers @ 2 vehicles for each circle, 30 from DRF and 30 from fire services are pressed into service for spraying Sodium hypochlorite chemical to contain contact diseases.

Special drive conducted to remove the Debris, C&D Waste and household items accumulated in nalas and on roads due to recent floods and water stagnated on the roads by the Engineering wing and DRF.

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