The Lt. Governor, Shri V.K. Saxena, who is also Chairperson of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), today chaired the meeting of DDMA to review the prevailing flooding situation in the city.

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13-07-2023

The Lt. Governor, Shri V.K. Saxena, who is also Chairperson of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), today chaired the meeting of DDMA to review the prevailing flooding situation in the city.  Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Vice-Chairperson (DDMA), Revenue Minister, Smt. Atishi Marlena, Minister for Water, Irrigation & Flood Control, Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj along with Chief Secretary, Commissioner of Police and senior officers of departments concerned, apart from DG (NDRF) and representatives from NDMA, CWC and IMD etc. were present in the meeting.

 

In light of the situation arising out of the flooding, the following decisions were taken:-

 

  1. People who have been evacuated out of the flooded areas to be shifted to neighbouring Government school buildings.
  1. Sufficient food, drinking water, medical aid and mobile toilets to be ensured at relief camps. 
  1. Schools and colleges / universities across Delhi to remain closed till Sunday, 16th July, 2023.
  2. Non-essential government offices to remain closed till Sunday, 16th July, 2023.   
  1. Private establishments / offices to be advised to work from home. 
  1. Inter-state buses coming to ISBT, Kashmere Gate to be stopped at Singhu Border - DTC buses to be provided to ferry passengers from there. 
  1. Additional provisioning of personnel to be done for traffic management in affected areas.
  1. Borders at Chilla, Loni and Badarpur to be restricted for entry of only those heavy vehicles carrying essential goods.
  1. Business / commercial establishments in and around Kashmere Gate to be asked to close till the situation improves.   
  1. Precautionary and proactive relief and preventive measures to be undertaken in areas like Sonia Vihar, Mukherjee Nagar, Haqeeqat Nagar, etc.,susceptible to flooding.
  1. Apart from the 12 NDRF teams operational in the city, additional teams already in place, to help in the relief and rescue measures at sites prone to flooding.  Concerned DMs / DCPs to ensure action accordingly. 
  1. All control rooms to work in total coordination to address any emergent situation.
  2. Crematoriums in the vicinity of those closed down due to rising water levels, to remain in state of preparedness.
  1. Rationalization of water supply in the city, in light of closing down of WTPs at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla to ensure drinking water supply.
  2. Health infrastructure in the city to remain alert to any eventuality and ensure preparedness to handle the situation once the water recedes. 
  1. General appeal to the residents of the city to avoid unnecessary travel and commute. 

 

 

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