Mumbai citizens to get weather updates on mobile phone during monsoon: Civic body

Citizens in Mumbai will receive Weather updates on their mobile phones through SMS during monsoons, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The district disaster management department has set up a control room to provide timely alerts about weather conditionsIn a statement on Tuesday, BMC said it has a mechanism in place to provide real-time weather alerts.

“An alert will be sent via SMS to citizens in case of emergency,” she added.

BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, on Tuesday, presided over a meeting with various agencies on Tuesday disaster management And prepare for the monsoons.

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Officials from BEST, MMRDA, MSRDC, PWD, Mumbai Metro, Railways, NDRF, IMD, MHADA and other agencies along with civic officials attended the meeting.

Mitigating potential challenges

The statement said Chahal directed all departments and agencies to speed up coordination to mitigate potential challenges during the monsoon.

For the smooth running of the suburban trains, which are used by more than 70 people daily, Chahal directed BMC’s parks department to complete tree trimming in the railway buildings by the end of May.

Dewatering pumps will be installed at 480 locations in Mumbai Waterlogging may occur during heavy rains These pumps will also be equipped with surveillance cameras.

The civic body said that after May 15, no permission will be granted for road excavation in Mumbai except for emergencies.

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She added that the BMC has allocated 3,000 beds to accommodate patients suffering from monsoon-related diseases, adding that each ward will now have arrangements for five schools in emergency situations such as heavy rains to provide shelter for citizens.

Chahal said occupants of hazardous buildings should receive eviction notices, and alternative arrangements should be made for their accommodation.

As per Supreme Court orders, the water supply to these dangerous buildings must be stopped.

The civic body said that “Hereby, the Municipal Commissioner Chahal has instructed appropriate coordination at the district level and necessary action to be taken. He has also requested the formulation of a policy for the construction of protective walls.” BMC has been informed that NDRF has formed three teams for monsoon-related emergencies in Mumbai. In addition, an additional team will be stationed in the Eastern Suburbs.

“The Indian Navy has also informed its teams and divers who will be ready to respond to the emergency,” the statement said.

She added that Chahal had ordered the Mumbai Fire Brigade to remain alert for any emergency.