To prevent possible rain damages ahead of the monsoon, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has taken up a cleaning programme in the city’s prime roads in each zone on Tuesday.

During the drive, the officials will oversee clearing of shoulder drains and roadside drains, repairing footpaths and replacement of missing cobblestones. This drive will help the BBMP mitigate flooding, water logging and stagnation. It will be taken up for two to three days every week.

According to a press release, 10 control rooms would function round-the-clock. These control rooms will have 13 prahari (emergency) teams and 200 gangmen.

That apart, there will also be 20 forest teams with gangmen to clear the fallen trees. Each team will have eight gangmen. These teams have been directed to clear the fallen trees and branches within one hour. The officials from each zone have been asked to identify areas prone to flooding, ascertain the maximum flow in the storm water drains there and create awareness among residents of these areas to take precautions.

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