ANDHRA PRADESH

Coordination cell set up

HYDERABAD Oct. 22. A joint coordination control cell was set up jointly by the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, the traffic police and the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board to attend to public grievances on water stagnation on roads and any other complaint about inundation in low-lying areas.

The control room is being operated from the DCP (Traffic), K. Srinivas Reddy's office and this would be apart from the MCH emergency cell that works round the clock, the MCH Commissioner, Chitra Ramachandran, said here on Wednesday. She said six trees were uprooted by the heavy rain in the last two days in Srinagar Colony, Musheerabad, Secunderabad, Shalivahanagar etc.

Twenty water stagnation spots at Nallakunta, Narayanaguda, Lakidikapool, Tank Bund, Basheerbagh, MJ Market, Ameerpet, Bible House, MG Road and Ranigunj were attended to. About 133 problem points were identified where the water was likely to get stagnated and 10 emergency vehicles were deployed in all the seven circles along with men and machinery.

Ten teams were formed with engineers along with the support staff at the head office control room for round-the-clock monitoring. Medical teams were also on alert and chlorine tablets were being distributed in low-lying areas. The MCH Commissioner urged citizens to call on the emergency cell to attend to any problem of inundation, flooding, uprooting of trees etc., on phones: 23394566/23314289.

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