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Ggn agencies roll out measures to tackle monsoon

With monsoon expected to hit Gurugram soon, the District Administration have begun preparations for tackling the difficulties expected during the season with a team of 50 MCG workers and 200 home guards, constituted to manage the traffic situation.

Following the National Disaster Management Authority guidelines, help lines, control rooms, boats and life jackets have also been arranged.

A group of MCG officials led by MCG Commissioner V Umashankar will also survey the low lying areas that are estimated to get flooded during heavy rains. Previously, the Gurugram Police had enlisted 20 locations that may face traffic jams during the rainy season.

The pre monsoon showers had resulted in massive traffic blockades, especially at NH-8 where large scale construction activities are going on.

Following the chaotic situation experienced with only few millimetres of shower, the police deployed its officials in key areas to manage the movement of traffic.

On Monday, Sandeep Khirwar the Gurugram Police Commissioner visited the Signature Tower point along NH-8 and supervised the preparation by his team. Even as the District Administration has begun the preparations, most of the residents still seem not satisfied with the work done.

Along with the poor draining capacity for discharging the rain water, the overflowing sewage resulted in the contaminated water filling the roads for more than four days after the monsoon showers. Complaints of water loggings were reported from areas of Sector 44, Sector 10, Sector 32, Sikanderpur and Sector 21.

"The pre-monsoon showers have again highlighted the lack of preparedness by the authorities. It is good if team work is being done to prevent citizens from facing inconvenience during monsoon," said Aman Chugh, a city resident.
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