Relief teams swing into action as heavy rains subside in Indore

Updated on Jul 21, 2015 08:11 PM IST
As the incessant rains gave way to open weather on Tuesday, the medical and relief teams of district administration and municipal body have swung into action to carry out relief work in rain affected areas.
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

As the incessant rains gave way to open weather on Tuesday, the medical and relief teams of district administration and municipal body have swung into action to carry out relief work in rain affected areas.

Normalcy has partly returned in the city as the rainwater which clogged major roads of the city, submerged most parts of city under knee-deep water receded on Tuesday.

The district administration has divided their men in set of eight groups to closely monitor the situation arisen out of heavy downpour that lashed city in last two days and carry out relief work wherever necessary.

ADM Deepak Singh said, “We have put all our officers on alert and relief material have been distributed to them.”

About 1,000 people were evacuated in last two days from the low lying areas which were badly affected due to rain. Singh said, “As the weather is clear, many of them returned to their settlements on Tuesday afternoon.”

Sub-divisional officers, tehsildars, excise officials have been asked to assess the extent of damage done by the rains and carry out relief work like distributing food packets, chlorine tablets and fumigating the low lying areas to prevent from spreading of water-borne diseases.

The administration has also ordered to set up medical camps in extensively affected areas if necessary.

The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has also instructed all its zonal officers and AROs to be on vigil in case the rains continues havoc in the city.
On Tuesday, the municipal body cleared five truck-loads of phytoplankton off Kahn River from Gangor Ghat, which have been blocking the flow of water in the river.

The administration has issued special instructions to keep vigil at low lying areas surrounding Sirpur Lake. “The settlements near the lake are critical, if rain continues for a day or two, people living in the areas have to be evacuated,” said a district administration official.

The administration has divided the city into four major parts to carry out relief works and has set up a control room (0731-2365534) for help.

Water levels of all lakes rises

The incessant rains have raised water levels of all lakes in the city. However the water levels in the lakes barring Chota Sirpur Lake are well below danger mark. The municipal corporation has informed that the Chota Sirpur lake has risen by at least three feet in last two days is standing at 14 feet level at present and is overflowing.

Bada Bilawali: 21.4 ft

Chota Bilawali: 6 ft

Pipliyapala: 18.6 ft

Limbodi: 7.3 ft

Bada Sirpur: 13.9 ft

Chota Sirpur: 14 ft

Yeshwant Sagar: 21 ft

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