HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today asked the
Commissioner, Disaster Management and other departmental heads to be
on the alert about the heavy rains that is lashing various parts of
the State. The Chief Minister telephonically directed all departments
concerned to be on vigil against flash floods due to heavy downpour
and inundation of low lying areas.
There is likelihood of short circuits and water entering houses in the
low lying areas which are being lashed by heavy rains since last 48
hours. He told them to instruct the concerned officials in the those
areas to be on the alert. The Chief Minister also asked the District
Collectors to shift people residing in the low lying areas to safer
places it the area is likely to be inundated. He wants them to act
instead of waiting till the water enter the area.
Chief Minister instructed all the departments to work in tandem to
mitigate the suffering of the people. He asked the Commissioner, GHMC
and other officials to constantly monitor the situation in the city,
particularly in the low lying areas and flush out the water as and
when needed. He wants the officials to see that people are not put to
any difficulties. He wants the GHMC Commissioner to set up a control
room whenever required and keep vigil round the clock.