Wednesday, May 30, 2007

BBMP plans rescue action

BBMP plans rescue action

Bangalore: BBMP commissioner K Jairaj has directed all eight zonal joint commissioners to identify BBMP-owned premises to house victims of rain deluge.
Following a report in The Times of India on Monday, highlighting the pathetic state of low-lying areas, Jairaj has asked the officials to identify at least five relief centres that are located in the neighbourhood of flood-prone areas to shift residents. Among the orders issued were — to appoint nodal officers and depute them in all sensitive and vulnerable areas between 6 pm and 11 pm for the next 15 days irrespective of whether it rains or not, increasing the gangmen, rescue team, deputing joint commissioners to handle rain-related queries at the central control room every day on a rotation basis. Speaking to TOI the commissioner said, “We will put all the effort to protect life and property. We are on alert and I have instructed my officers to attend to drain work in these areas at war footing.’’
Save-lake campaign by BDA
As part of the World Environment Day on June 5, the BDA will take up the cleaning of Benniganahalli Lake, situated next to the Benniganahalli flyover near Pai Layout on June 3. Participants will also display drawings, write-ups and deliver brief talks to mark the day. The action has been initiated to give a fillip to Save Lake Programme and also to create environmental awareness among the public. The BDA will also rope in educational institutions, industries and NGOs for the programme.


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