Repair Electricity, Water Supply And Roads In Flood Affected Areas Immediately- Uddhav Thackeray

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed to take action on a war footing to provide sanitation and health facilities to prevent the spread of diseases in the flood-hit areas.

Repair Electricity, Water Supply And Roads In Flood Affected Areas Immediately- Uddhav Thackeray

Electricity and water supply in the flood-affected areas should be commenced immediately, stated Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Since roads have been eroded in many places and bridges have submerged, repairs should be undertaken immediately to enable the flow of traffic. The Chief Minister has prompted the authorities to offer sanitation and healthcare facilities to curtail the spread of diseases in the flood-hit areas.

At his official residence, Varsha, he took stock of the situation and assessed the damage caused by the heavy rains. In the meeting, roads, water and power supply schemes were reviewed comprehensively.

Public Works Secretary, Ulhas Debadwar mentioned that the roads at Mahableshwar, Poladpur and Panhala were half-damaged. However, one-way traffic has been allowed to flow by laying pipes. Reports claim that 290 roads need to be repaired and 469 roads are closed. Similarly, 800 bridges and ditches have been submerged. An additional Chief Engineer Level officer has been appointed in each department who will be undertaking a survey.

Dinesh Waghmare, Principal Secretary of the Energy Department said that two substations, Baramati-Satara and Pen were damaged. 14737 transformers were faulty of which 9500 have been repaired. Of the 67 faulty stations, 44 have been reopened. 9,59,000 customers were affected, 6,50,000 customers are now receiving power supply. Two large power towers in Mahad are being immediately repaired.

Additional Chief Secretary of Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Dr Sanjay Chahande said that water supply schemes in Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Khed, Poladpur have been damaged. 17 villages in Ratnagiri and 20 in villages in Sindhudurg have been affected. Through tankers, water is being given to these areas. In the 746 flood-hit villages, water supply schemes have been damaged.

Additional Chief Secretary of the Health Department, Dr Pradip Vyas, according to reports, said that 459 medical teams are making door-to-door visits in the 496 flood-hit villages. 293 relief camps have been opened in Kolhapur and 6 in Ratnagiri. From giving chlorine tablets, to spraying pesticides for water purification, teams are giving snake bite vaccines also. Special attention to pregnant women and children is offered. Prevention of leptospirosis and provision of ambulances is also given.

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CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked for a detailed objective report on the damage statistics. He has asked for assistance to be given to the victims promptly. He has also directed the authorities to gather the information of all businesses affected by the floods. This will enable the preparation of proposals to give concessions and assistance to them from the state and centre.

He has asked that immediate help should be given to those affected and such a disaster should not happen again. Additionally, he has asked to curate district wise proposals for flood protection walls and hazardous settlements to prevent this. A comprehensive plan for coastal roads and infrastructure in hilly areas should be made, he said. Drones and the latest technology should be used to conduct panchnama which needs to be done in time.

With 26 river basins in Konkan, the CM has directed the implementation of an “RTDS” warning system promptly. In the first phase of which, the system will be implemented in seven rivers in the next three months by the Water Resources Department.

Similar to the NDRF, SDRF centres should be made in each district in Maharashtra. The CM has asked the Relief and Rehabilitation Department to promptly, submit a proposal to provide relief and rescue training to that person.

Furthermore, he has asked the concerned authorities to determine the right place to rehabilitate the Taliye villages at Mahad. To plan facilities there, seek assistance from entrepreneurs, he said. Villagers shouldn’t face problems with farming or housing. With slope hills and settlements in rural and urban areas, CM has asked for a definite plan to rehabilitate these dangerous settlements.

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