Madikeri CMC takes precautionary measures to tackle monsoon

Madikeri CMC takes precautionary measures to tackle monsoon

The City Muncipal Council (CMC) administration is all set to tackle monsoon and has taken precautionary measures to check landslide and collapse of houses.

CMC commissioner B Shubha said that a rain damage emergency monitoring unit has been constituted in this regard. The unit will monitor all the wards and will submit a report on the damage. The unit members will rush to the spot if any mishap occur due to rain and inform the CMC officials, said the CMC commissioner.

The unit members will work round the clock from June to August. They will not go on leave and have been directed not to leave the headquarters without prior permission. In case of heavy rain, the staff will visit each layout and collect information on the damage from the public, she said.

There are possibility of rain-related damages at Chamundeshwari Nagara, Jyothi Nagara, Tyagaraja Nagara, Rajarajeshwari Nagara, Ukkuda, Gaddige, Azad Nagara, Indira Nagara, Venkataramanna Layout, Rifle range Nagara, Webs layout, Dairy farm, Mangaladevi Nagara, Moornadu Road, Mangaluru state highway, Jayanagara, Sudarshana layout, Ashokpura, Mallikarjuna Nagara, Thippegundi, Ranipete, Bhagavathi Nagara, ITI, Putani Nagara and Dechooru. Rain water entering houses, uprooting of trees on the road and disrupting the traffic are common on these areas, she said.

The commissioner said that the CMC has temporarily stopped issuing licence for the construction of buildings during monsoon. Those who have availed the license have been issued with a notice to give priority to safety of labourers. The contractors have been warned not to dump gravel, sand beside the road and thus disrupt the easy flow of rain water.

Commissioner Shubha said that the officials have been directed not to wait for government vehicles during emergency. Instead, they can use their own vehicle.

The public can contact helpline - 220111 for any issues related to rain.