A special control room set up at Deputy Commissioner (DC) Office Rawalpindi is working round the clock to cope with any emergency situation.
According to a Commissioner Office spokesman, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Noor ul Amin Mengal had directed the departments concerned particularly Police, City Traffic Police (CTP) and Rescue-1122 to remain alert during Eid ul Fitr holidays to ensure security and provide maximum relief to the citizens.
He informed that chairing a meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority held here the other day, the Commissioner had directed the authorities concerned to finalize all the arrangements for Eid holidays.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq briefed the Commissioner regarding arrangements finalized to avoid any untoward incident during Eid holidays and carrying out relief and rescue operation in case of an emergency.
The meeting was attended by Rescue 1122, Superintendent of Police Rawal Town, Rawalpindi Development Authority, City Traffic Police, District Health, Metropolitan Corporation, IESCO, WASA, RWMC, Forest Department and other agencies, he added.
Briefing the meeting the DC informed that cleaning of nullahs had already been started before the onset of monsoon season.
Noor ul Amin Mengal said that during Eid days people turn to parks for sightseeing and entertainment which increases rush and overcrowding could cause accidents.
The Commissioner directed the authorities concerned to pay more attention to parks and other public places besides setting up special posts at various points by Rescue-1122 to avoid any untoward incident.