As part of flood control measures for the rainy season, the district administrations of Gurdaspur and Pathankot have set up round-the-clock flood control rooms at several places in the district.
The control rooms have been set up at the sub-divisional level at Dhar, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Dera Baba Nanak and Batala, which will start functioning from Sunday.
These control rooms have been given mobile phones, wireless sets and landline phones to provide information about water levels of Ravi and Beas rivers and their tributaries. The control rooms will be operational till September 30.
A total of 176 villages in Pathankot and Gurdaspur districts fall on the banks of Ravi and Beas rivers.
A total of 32 relief camps will be set up, including 14 in Pathankot, 10 in Gurdaspur and four each in Dera Baba Nanak and Batala sub-divisions. Arrangements for boats, life jackets, motorboats and tents have been made at these camps. Five motorboat drivers have been deployed in Gurdaspur, three in Batala, three in Pathankot and three in Dera Baba Nanak.
District food and supplies controllers have been directed to keep adequate stocks of foodgrains in association with Punsup and Markfed. The deputy director, animal husbandry and the civil surgeons have been asked to arrange sufficient stocks of medicines.
The general managers of the Batala and Pathankot depots of Punjab Roadways have been told to arrange transport in case of floods.