CHENNAI: The State government is gearing up to face the impending north-east monsoon with Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath holding discussions on Wednesday with Secretaries and other officials of key departments on the preparations to be in place for the rainy season lying ahead.
Secretaries of Revenue, Municipal Administration, Health, Highways, Electricity, Agriculture, Food, Public Works, Fire and Rescue Services and Commissioner of Revenue Administration, representatives of Armed Forces, Meteorology Department were among those who had attended the meeting held at the Secretariat. On behalf of Chennai Corporation, the civic body’s Commissioner Vikram Kapur was in attendance.
A round-the clock control room is likely to be set up in all district headquarters with a toll free number to lodge complaints by the public. Availability of adequate rescue and relief materials, medicines with various departments and agencies, prevention of clogs in drainages during the floods in the city was among the other issues discussed.