Rawalpindi and Chaklala cantonment boards have finalized all the arrangements for Monsoon season besides forming special Disaster Management Squads to cope with any flood situation during rains. According to RCB spokesman Qaiser Mehmood, a Disaster Management Squad of RCB under the supervision of Additional Cantonment Executive Officer Faisal Munir Wattoo would remain alert round the clock during Monsoon. The citizens can contact the officer at 0340-7138495 and 051-9274419.
He said all the possible precautionary measures had been taken for vulnerable areas to avoid any loss of life/damage to public as well as private property.
Senior Cantt Engineer, Zia Ahmed Khan would assist the incharge of the squad. He can be contacted at 0322-4140458, he added.
The residents of RCB cantt areas seeking help in any emergency during monsoon can contact the board officials at 051-9274403 and UAN 111-07-07-07. RCB on the special directives of Cantonment Executive Officer (CEO), Sibtain Raza had formulated a monsoon contingency plan, he added.
He said, with the start of monsoon rains, the board had started enforcing work on its contingency plan and making all out efforts to ensure smooth flow of water in streets, roads and nullahs during heavy rains.
He informed, RCB had completed cleanliness work of nullahs besides finalizing arrangements for Monsoon season. The dredging, de-silting and cleanliness work of various Nullahs was completed before start of rains. He said, the Sanitation Incharge had been directed to complete the task utilizing all available resources in June. The sanitation branch was also making efforts on daily basis to ensure cleanliness in all areas falling in RCB jurisdiction, he said. All culverts of the Nullahs were also cleared, he added. Special teams had been formed for quick response, relief and rescue operation in case of any emergency, he said.—APP