Manish Sisodia unveils Flood Control Order

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday unveiled the 'Flood Control Order, 2016' containing information on control rooms and other schemes, even as he expressed hope that the capital would witness less incidents of water logging this year.

The order was released during a meeting chaired by Sisodia to review the flood preparedness of various departments and civic agencies of the city.

Several departments including Irrigation and Flood Control, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Jal Board, PWD, NDMC and DDA gave presentations about the measures taken by them to overcome any eventuality during the current flood season.

During the meeting, Sisodia advocated for installing a unified helpline number for receiving information of water logging and other flood situations from public for rapid response.

He said there was a need of coordinated efforts among various agencies to prevent water logging and expressed hope that the city would witness less incidents of water logging in comparison to previous years.

He also underlined the need of adopting various methods of water harvesting.

A central Flood Control Room has been established under the District Magistrate (East) which will operate round the clock till October 15, he said.

The manual of the 'Flood Control Order, 2016' which was released on the occasion contained telephone numbers of the control rooms, details of flood control machinery, scheme of operation like danger level and flashing of warnings, list of vulnerable points and other information.

The meeting was attended by Health minister Satyendra Jain, Water minister Kapil Mishra, Environment minister Imran Hussain, Chief Secretary K K Sharma, district magistrates, commissioners of the three municipal corporations and senior officers of various departments.

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