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37409 families effected in rains, relief measures intensified: Lokesh Kumar

Hyderabad: In the wake of continuing problems by rains and waterlogging in several areas in the city,  GHMC Chief Lokesh Kumar said that they have intensified relief operations and taking steps to bring back normalcy in inundation areas.

A total of 37,409 families was affected. CM’s Relief ration kits along with 3 blankets total worth Rs.2800/- are being distributed to the affected families.  Till now 20,000 Ration kits and blankets were distributed, the remaining kits and blankets will be distributed by the 19th.

The Commissioner Lokesh Kumar said that all officials including GHMC Zonal Commissioners, Additional Commissioners, and Deputy Commissioners are in the field and monitoring the relief operations and distribution of CM’s Relief kits to the affected people.

He informed that Minister for MA&UD, K.Taraka Rama Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar
and Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar is administering overall operations.

Commissioner GHMC further informed that the administration is alerting the officials,
field staff, and citizens about the situation regularly.  Since there are some more rains to occur in the next couple of days as per the weather report, as a precautionary measure GHMC evacuating the citizens of low lying areas.

With the heavy lashed on the 13th of this month, various localities were inundated about 35,309 families were affected due to floods.  Further, as the water likely to flood from the Gurram Cheruvu, 2100 families were evacuated to safer places on the 17th evening.

Similarly, milk, bread, and biscuits are being distributed to the affected families.90,000 meals during lunchtime and 60,000 meals at dinner with packing distributed to the flood-affected people freely.

The engineering wing and DRF teams pumping out water from the apartment cellars and inundated colonies.  From the DRF side, 72 teams 106 water pumps, and from the Engineering Maintenance side, 170 Monsoon teams with 202 water pumps are engaged in de-watering activities.

In order to contain water-borne and vector-borne diseases the entomology and DRF teams taking up activities like anti larva, spraying of bleaching power, and Sodium Hypochlorite chemicals in the cellars and inundation areas. With 60 tankers @ 2 vehicles for each circle, 30 from DRF and 30 from fire services are pressed into service for spraying Sodium hypochlorite chemical to contain contact diseases.

A special drive conducted to remove the Debris, C&D Waste, and household items accumulated in nalas and on roads due to recent floods and water stagnated on the roads by the Engineering wing and DRF.