Prepare monsoon preparedness plan: DC

TK Engineering asked to dispose of NH muck

ITANAGAR, May 8: During a monsoon preparedness meeting held here on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Himanshu Gupta urged all departments to prepare advance action plan in order to tackle the upcoming monsoon season.
He directed all the line departments to further review and submit their disaster management plans as soon as possible. He emphasized the need for greater coordination and co-operation from various stakeholders in order to tackle disasters collectively.
He urged the EAC Itanagar/ Naharlagun and CO Banderdewa to identify vulnerable areas which are prone to disaster.
He also directed the EE (PWD) to inspect choked drains and immediately carry out repair and maintenance and also to take necessary measures to avoid any spill over during monsoon.
The DC also asked the work departments, like PWD, PHE, Electrical, WR and the BSNL to work in coordination with each other so as to avoid any inconvenience to the public and also to be prepared to tackle any kind of disaster.
He also directed DMO M Perme to carry out publicity regarding various dos and don’ts during monsoon, which may cause serious health hazards.
The DC also reviewed the status of the proposal for the bridge connecting the helipad area to Borum and the ongoing project of the Division IV bridge, which once completed would help reduce traffic congestion to a large extent.
The representative from TK Engineering and Consortium Private Limited was also directed to speed up the work along the highway and to immediately dispose of the muck along the highway.
“Natural disasters are unpredictable and inevitable, and therefore, proper measures and good practices should be adopted in combating the disaster and future calamities,” stressed the DC.
Capital Complex SP Tumme Amo also pointed out few locations that need immediate attention and where there have been instances of disasters earlier.
Earlier, Choiki Dondup (EAC, DM) urged all to be prepared so as to avoid disasters from happening, as well as to reduce damages.
DDMO Moromi Dodum Sonam also briefed about the objective of the meeting.
ADC Talom Dupak also attended the meeting.