GHMC Deploys Rescue Teams to Deal with Rain

Published: 11th September 2015 03:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2015 03:36 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  In the wake of city receiving torrential rains in the last two days, the state government has set up two helpline numbers for GHMC region to receive complaints from denizens. A control room set up in Red Hills will man these numbers: 040-23394566, 9000113667.

With Meteorological department predicting rains till September 17, deputy chief minister Mahamood Ali and ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav, T Padma Rao and Nayani Narsimha Reddy, held discussions with GHMC officials, Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad district collectors here on Thursday.

Later addressing a press conference, the ministers said the Chief Minister spoke to them over phone from China on the measures to be taken to prevent any untoward incident in the GHMC limits.

Padma Rao said 24 rescue teams were pressed into action to deal with waterlogging, overflowing drains and low-lying areas. All 18 zonal officers in the GHMC are put on alert, he added.

To extend support to GHMC teams, two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached city as a precautionary measure, Nayani Narsimha Reddy has said. In case of emergency, citizens can call up GHMC deputy commissioners, he added.

Meanwhile, commercial taxes minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said the state government had already drafted plans to deal with overflowing drains, waterlogging and related problems.

Helpline Numbers

040-23394566, 9000113667

Control room set up in Red Hills to monitor the situation

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