KCR Orders Officials To Prevent Further Tank, Lake Breaches
The Telangana CM asked officials to be on high alert to ensure that no more tanks and lakes in Hyderabad were breached due to heavy rains and floods.
Hyderabad | 21st October 2020
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today asked the official machinery to be on high alert to ensure that no more tanks and lakes in Hyderabad were breached due to ongoing heavy rains and flash floods.
He wanted at least 15 special teams to be formed to examine the tanks in the city from time to time and take the necessary measures to prevent any more untoward incidents.
The CM spoke to the Principal Secretary of Water Resources Rajat Kumar in this regard.
"This month Hyderabad received rains which were unprecedented in the last hundred years. This has resulted in heavy floodwater inflows. Besides the floodwaters in the city, waters from the tanks in the surrounding areas have also entered the city. All the tanks are overflowing with water. The met forecasts more heavy rains. Against this backdrop, the entire official machinery should be on a high alert as the tanks in the city are full to the brim and there are still floodwater inflows coming into them. There is every likelihood of these tanks getting breached causing more damage. Hence at least 15 special teams with water resources department officials and staff should be formed. They should examine each and every tank and lake in the city. Identify the tanks that may breach and take precautionary measures. Whenever tanks are breached repair them. Alert people in the low-lying areas and those living in vulnerable places, and shift the people from these areas to safer places," the CM instructed.
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