GHMC establishes 534 monsoon emergency teams across Hyderabad

As part of the precautionary measures during the rainy season, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy convened meetings with all relevant departments

Monsoon Weather: Heavy rain expected in 8 Telangana and 14 Andhra Pradesh districts

HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) formed Monsoon Emergency Teams to take measures to prevent floods in the city, ensuring that people in low-lying areas were not affected by floods and traffic problems were minimised. These teams will work to remove floodwater and implement remedial measures as needed.

During the rainy season, GHMC prepared and implemented monsoon plans in advance. The teams were alerted, and preventive measures were taken to prevent flooding, with GHMC playing a major role in this regard. Other branches also contributed to flood prevention efforts by identifying water stagnation points early and taking necessary actions.

As part of the precautionary measures during the rainy season, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy convened meetings with all relevant departments, including those under municipal and urban development. These departments reviewed and implemented preemptive measures to address the challenges faced by the public. The fire department, waterworks, police department, and electricity department were actively involved in these efforts to prevent problems related to floods, electricity, and transportation in the city.

534 monsoon emergency teams set up across Hyderabad

A total of 534 Monsoon Emergency Teams were established by GHMC and other departments, including 157 mobile teams, 242 static teams, 29 teams on CRMP roads, 30 DRF teams, 13 police department teams, 41 electricity department teams, and 22 water works teams. Preventive measures were implemented to address departmental challenges without causing inconvenience to the public.

Currently 32 water stagnation points

There are currently 125 water stagnation points across the city, and efforts were made to gradually reduce water levels. Additionally, 32 water logging points were being addressed urgently to eliminate them by the next monsoon season. GHMC urged people to refrain from littering in the Nala and took measures to improve drainage systems at water stagnation points during monsoons. Steps were taken to increase water storage capacity and enlarge sumps to facilitate quicker drainage. GHMC engineering officers prioritised funding for projects aimed at addressing water stagnation points.

During rainfall, IT company staff and employees of other companies and offices took precautions and avoided unnecessary travel. GHMC advised people to venture out only if absolutely necessary. Furthermore, drainage lids were securely closed during the rainy season to prevent problems. In case of emergencies, individuals could contact the call center established at the GHMC head office for assistance.

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