Rain lashes Capital, SDMC to set up monsoon control room
As per the predictions, rains have once again made a comeback on Tuesday afternoon in the national Capital and NCR, with mercury dropping to around 33 Celsius and rains are here to stay for next three-four days.
According to weather department, the Monsoon trough which was running north of Delhi has now gradually started shifting southwards. Moreover, the cyclonic circulation over eastern Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar has also intensified into a low-pressure area. The system will also move in a westerly direction.
Besides this, a fresh Western Disturbance has also started affecting Jammu and Kashmir. All these weather systems combined will lead to commencement of a fresh spell of rains over Delhi-NCR Wednesday onwards.
Meanwhile, keeping in view the ensuing effect of monsoon on the normal life in the localities coming in its area, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has set up a monsoon control room in its headquarter and one each at every zone.
The control rooms will facilitate combating any emergency arising due to rains, flood and storms during monsoon season. The corporation has decided to take all necessary precautionary measures.
Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel on Tuesday said that round the clock control room will receive calls at Toll Free number 1266 and other numbers 23220016 and 23220010, manned by additional required staff and equipment upto September 15 or be extended till monsoon is over.
SDMC Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said that the Corporation has ensured that the control rooms work in three shifts. The staff deployed there has also been instructed to be well dressed and courteous while answering the calls. The staff from the Engineering Department i.e Civil, Electrical and Building, DEMS and Horticulture Department has been deployed.