Amidst the ongoing spell of pre-monsoon showers under Capital Complex, monsoon preparedness meeting was held today at the Chamber of the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex chaired by the DC cum Chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Himanshu Gupta.
The DC urged all departments to prepare an 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 spillover during monsoon.
The DC also asked the works department like PWD, PHED, Electrical, WRD, 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 the 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 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 were also directed to speed up the work along the Highway and to immediately dispose off the mucks along the Highway. Vital suggestions and preventive measures for the upcoming monsoon were also shared and deliberated upon by the members present. 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. The SP Capital Complex Tumme Amo also pointed out a few locations that needed immediate attention and where there are instances of disasters earlier. Various other issues like preparation of department-wise monsoon preparedness, roles and responsibilities of concerned departments, etc were also discussed.