Arunachal: ICR DC Reviews Monsoon Preparedness; Appeals public for Cooperation  

Capital DC Talo Potom on Monday convened a virtual meeting with all the stakeholders to review the monsoon preparedness during which he emphasized on the need for greater coordination and co-operation amongst stakeholders in order to tackle disasters collectively.

Potom said that as the state is gripped with the coronavirus pandemic, people should keep their spirits high and be prepared to face the challenges. IMC Commissioner Cheechung Chuku and EE Highway Nani Tath were directed to remove the hoardings along the highway.

The IMC commissioner informed that the sanitisation of all Covid-19 prone strategic areas of  the state capital would be kicked-start on Tuesday. The DC also discussed other issues like garbage management, segregation of waste etc with the commissioner.

Potom reviewed the works of line departments like PWD, PHED, Electrical and asked the departments to work in coordination with each other.

EE CDA Tarh Gungkap briefed about the arrangements of men and machineries as part of the preparation for the monsoons.

The DC asked the PWD to clear all the choked drains for free flow before, during and after monsoon and also asked them to immediately clear the garbage that gets scattered on the roads after heavy rainfall.

The EE Highway and M/s TK Engineering and Consortium Pvt Ltd were also asked to ensure clearance of road and debris or any blockage in their respective area of operation during monsoon.

The DC asked the EEs Electrical (Itanagar and Naharlagun) to check the faulty electric lines for leakages on a daily basis.

PHED EE was also directed to ensure drinking water supply in the entire township and to carry out chlorination of water from time to time.

Potom sought cooperation of DDSE to carry out IEC activities in coordination with the students later when schools reopen and also for setting up relief camps.

DDMO Moromi Dodum Sonam asked all the work departments to share the phone numbers of the concerned JE/AES for faster communication during disasters. She also requested the SP Jimmy Chiram to share the DEOC number to all police stations which can be contacted for any emergency.

The District Emergency Operations Center may be contacted at 1077 which is toll free or at 878-7336331.