Delhi beefs up security measures
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung convened a high level meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Commissioner of Police Bassi, Special CPs, Joint CPs, Principal Secretary (Home), Divisional Commissioner, 3 MCD Commissioners, Secretary (PWD), Secretary (Health), Deputy Commissioners of all revenue districts of Delhi and other senior officers of Delhi Government and Delhi Police to take stock of the preparedness in the wake of the earthquake that hit Delhi this morning.
The MCD Commissioners and the Deputy Commissioners informed that minor hairline cracks were seen in three buildings in the East district, two in the South district and one in the North district. All the sites were visited and cracks were assessed. There has been no significant damage to any structure or building and there is no cause for concern. The Secretary (PWD) informed that post the quake, all the flyovers were visited and no damage was detected.
The Lt Governor was informed that the control room of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has been further beefed up so that people can give and share information with the concerned authority. The people can call the DDMA control room on 1077 in case they have any information to share. The control centres are operational around the clock.
The DDMA informed that after the earthquake, they analysed the calls received every half an hour to keep a tab on the situation in Delhi. The DDMA apprised the L-G and CM of their state of preparedness, including the 11 quick reaction teams in each district, the control rooms in all the 11 districts etc, and their standard operating procedures in place for any eventuality.
The Civil Defence teams too have been activated in each district of Delhi; their members are making visits and spreading awareness in their respective areas. The Municipal commissioners too were asked to set up control rooms in their offices. The Secretary (Health) was directed to ensure that all hospitals and their disaster management wards are operational. The Lt Governor and Chief Minister shared the grief of the people of Nepal.
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