Take all precautions to prevent loss of life, property: KCR to officials

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday directed the officials to take all necessary precautions to prevent any loss of life or property due to heavy rains across the state due to the impact of Cyclone Gulab.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Sep 2021 11:19 AM GMT
Take all precautions to prevent loss of life, property: KCR to officials

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday directed the officials to take all necessary precautions to prevent any loss of life or property due to heavy rains across the state due to the impact of Cyclone Gulab.

The India Meteorological Department has issued a flash flood risk alert for Telangana for the next 24 hours.

KCR took stock of the situation in the state with chief secretary Somesh Kumar and instructed officials of the revenue, police, and other departments to coordinate with each other.

Meanwhile, the chief secretary held a teleconference with district collectors in the wake of heavy rains in the state. State DGP Mahender Reddy, special chief secretary (roads and buildings) Sunil Sharma, panchayati raj secretary Sandeep Kumar Sultania, and disaster management secretary Rahul Bojja attended the conference.

The chief secretary has directed collectors to remain vigilant in the wake of IMD's flash flood warning and heavy rains forecast for another two days across the state.

He said the revenue, police, panchayati raj, irrigation, and fire departments in the district should work together. Mr. Kumar clarified that tough measures should be taken to prevent loss of life and property. If necessary, services of NDRF teams in Hyderabad, Kottagudem, and Warangal should be used, he said adding that a separate control room should be set up in each district collectorate office and information should be provided to the control room set up in the Secretariat.

The chief secretary said special officers should be appointed to review the situation in inland areas, ponds, ditches, and bridges.

DGP Mahender Reddy has directed the police commissioners and superintendents of police to coordinate with the district collectors. He said a teleconference had been held with police officers to discuss this.

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