Nagpur: A survey conducted by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has identified 287 structures in the city as absolutely unsafe and dilapidated. After reviewing the monsoon preparedness of Nagpur Municipal Corporation on Tuesday, Municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B has also directed the enforcement department and zonal offices to vacate and demolish such structures absolutely.
According to this survey, the most dilapidated buildings are in the Gandhibagh zone, followed by Dhantoli (49), Mangalwari (50), and Dharampeth (46). The Laxmi Nagar area has completely failed to submit even the latest reports of dilapidated structures in South-West Nagpur.
The civic chief has said that this entire Nagpur Municipal Corporation machinery should be fully prepared to meet any emergency during monsoon. Even during monsoon, complaints received from citizens should be promptly responded to and action should be taken against them.
Expedite the work of cleaning drains, rivers, and stormwater
The role and functions of the Fire and Emergency Services Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation are very important even during the rainy season. Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchake has also informed that in order to reach as many citizens as possible in case of a flood-like situation, 24×7 control rooms will be set up in all these 10 zones and in the Civil Lines Headquarters of Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
He said that Radhakrishnan has also directed officials to expedite the work of cleaning drains, rivers, and stormwater networks across the city. They should also ensure that there is no accumulation of water in any area at all.
He has also asked the officials to take action at the zonal level regarding water logging in the basement of any building. And it has also been instructed to conduct a survey of such structures where even water accumulates in the basement so that preventive steps can also be taken.
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