Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mysore City Corporation gears up to tackle monsoon

Mysuru City Corporation is getting ready to tackle any eventualities during rainy season. The heavy rains lashed last week in city, had thrown the normal life out of gear, and one person was killed in rain-related incident. Thus, to over come the calamities several programmes and precautionary measures has been chalked out by MCC to ensure safety of people.

The MCC's three emergency 'Abhaya' team with six members in each team have been roped in to work day and night and attend the complaints round the clock. Pruning dead tree branches has already taken up, apart from fixing potholes, and de-silting drainage.

At present three Abhaya teams are working in Krishnaraja Constituency, Narasimharaja Constituency and Chamaraja Constituency. The team members are visiting all the wards and taking up precautionary measures. If need arises, more abhaya team will be formed.

Abhaya Team Member Raju said: 'Dead tree branches are being removed, and tree branches which have crossed over electric pole are being trimmed. Once complaints are registered, we rush to the spot and attend the complaint. In case if the problem cant be solved by us, we report to higher officials.'

Mayor Bhyrappa said: 'The Abhaya team will reach the spot within a few minutes and take all the precautionary measures. Last year corporation managed to tackle rainy season successful with just three teams.'

MCC Commissioner Dr CG Betsurmath said that 'we have geared up to tackle monsoon. Silts are being removed from storm water drainage and other drains, which helps for easy flow of water, and avoid drain water entering low lying areas. This apart, blocked drains will be cleared and officers have been instructed to be on alert during rainy season. Soon, the Hardinge Cirlce works will be completed and will be tared by this month end. With this the water accumulation in city centers can be prevented.'

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