NDRF teams launch rescue operations

Published by Metro India News on September 24, 2016 00:14:14 AM
National Disaster Response Force

Responding to request call from the Telangana government, the Army on Friday took up rescue operations in several parts of rain-ravaged Hyderabad. The GHMC has requested the Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for rescue and relief operations in the twin cities until the city returns to normal. The State government has appointed a three-member coordi- nation committee to liaison with the Army.

The troops monitored the situation in Alwal as several low-lying areas became lakes and launched rescue operations wherever necessary. Meanwhile, the GHMC Commissioner reviewed the situation in the city and said all possible measures are being taken to speed up the rescue operations to help people suffering from heavy rains. The Commissioner has requested people not to believe rumors making rounds in the social media.

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan warned that the government would take stringent action against those who spread rumors. “We’re monitoring the situation in the twin cities from minute to minute and engaged in rescue operations. If anyone tries to spread rumors in social media, we’ll track IP address and take legal action against them,” he said. The GHMC is supplying drinking water by tankers to low-lying areas. During the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Thursday, Hyderabad has recorded 73 mm of rain.

Heavy rains have been recorded in several areas of Hyderabad including Nizampet, Begumpet, Alwal, Quthbullapur, Charminar, and Malkajgiri. We’re monitoring the situation in the twin cities from minute to minute and engaged in rescue operations.

Road repairs in 2 months

Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Administration K T Rama Rao said on Friday that the government was taking all measures to take up the repairing of the roads after the completion of the heavy downpour and will be completed in a span of 2 months. He assured the people that the government is taking all precautionary measures in all angles to tackle the emergency situations for the convenience of its citizens.

The Minister also said that Army and Rapid Action Forces are ready for rescue operations. The Minister held a review meeting with regard to heavy rains at GHMC emergency control room and briefed the media that ‘ all the Ministers have visited and inspected various rain affected areas under GHMC limits and also water logging points . He also appealed people to vacate the dilapidated buildings for their safety . He said that needy arrangements were made to provide dinner and other eatables.The GHMC.

The Minister cautioned the people not to get carried away by rumours of polio scare in the city . The Minister said that the Medical and Health department is taking all precautionary measures to control the communicable diseases. The Commissioner said that isolation of vaccine virus Type 2 in the sewage sample implies that tOPV is still presistanct in the environment. He also said that the virus that is being isolated from environmental surveillance is only vaccine derived and there is no noed for any concern.