The ‘RTDS system,’ which can issue flooding alerts for the 26 river basins in the Konkan, must be operationalised at the earliest: Uddhav Thackeray

CMO Maharashtra:

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray gave the following instructions after holding a meeting to review the flood situation in Maharashtra and the damages caused by the torrential rains;

• Electricity and water supply in the flood-affected areas must be restored immediately.

• Damaged roads and bridges must be repaired on a war footing to restart the flow of traffic.

• Ensure cleanliness and health services to prevent epidemics.

• A detailed and objective report to be submitted on the damages caused and the aid to be given.

• The details of the damages caused to shopkeepers and the traders must be collected. A plan must be prepared regarding the aid from various State and Central schemes.

• It is necessary to develop infrastructure like retaining walls and identify vulnerable areas to ensure that such disasters do not recur.

• A plan for operationalizing a centre of the SDRF, which is modelled on lines of the NDRF, must be prepared for every district.

• The ‘RTDS system,’ which can issue flooding alerts for the 26 river basins in the Konkan, must be operationalised at the earliest.

• Sites must be identified for rehabilitating disaster-prone settlements.

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