MCG to construct flood control units in all four zones

  • Kartik Kumar, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2016 00:21 IST
The city was chaotic during monsoon. The flood control rooms will ensure better coordination among agencies. (ht file)

The municipal corporation is planning to set up a flood control room in all its four zones to alert residents in case of severe waterlogging or flood in areas under the jurisdiction of the corporation and the urban development authority.

The move comes after heavy rain submerged Gurgaon, leading to a gridlock last month.

The project is aimed at decentralising the city’s flood control operations, an official of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) said.

Following spells of heavy rain, low lying areas such as Wazirabad, Golf Course Extension, Hero Honda Chowk and parts of Old Gurgaon get flooded. People living in these areas get separated from the city in such situations.

“Control centres can be nodal agencies that monitor a flood situation and send alerts to residents, build transit camps for those affected by the flooding and provide them adequate facilities during a crisis. However, a single centre will be inadequate to handle the load of working in coordination with civic agencies, fire brigade, police and district officials and depute work accordingly. Hence, expanding flood control centres in each zone is being explored,” an MCG official said.

Following last month’s rain, drain breach, and traffic chaos, a central flood control room was set up at the MCG office in Sector 34 on August 4. However, authorities feel that in addition to this, similar cells should be replicated at all four MCG zones to manage such situations effectively.

People can call on 1800-180-1817 to register their complaints regarding flooding or waterlogging. An official will be available between 8am and 8pm to further alert the department concerned to take action.

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