Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saving life should be first priority during disaster: DC Dimapur

Dimapur, July 2: As part of monsoon preparedness and possibility of heavy rains, flash floods and strong wind in the next two weeks, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS on Thursday convened a meeting with DDMA members.
Chairing the meeting, Anoop said in case of any disaster, the first priority should be to save lives after which will come property and other issues.
He directed the power department to make emergency team available for restoration of lines and also asked them to barricade areas in case of tree fall, causing threat to human safety.
Kinchi also directed all the executive magistrates for identifying unstable buildings in their respective jurisdiction, which are likely to collapse and to submit report at the earliest and also advised them to draw out a preparedness plan of their areas.
The DC Dimapur also directed the PWD Department to submit a status report of Balijan, Dhansiri and the Nagarjan bridges.
Home Guards Department and DMC while expressing their willingness to work in case of any eventuality also highlighted financial assistance from DDMA DImapur towards which the DC assured to help them.
In the meeting, ADC Niuland, Athrila highlighted on re-strengthening of Balijan bridge; stating it as the only lifeline for the people staying towards Niuland area. She suggested for repairing of the hanging bridge between Niuland and Hovukhu village.
ADC Medziphema suggested for arranging an alternative route for transporting essential commodities should there be a major landslide.
Assam Rifles and CRPF also expressed their willingness to provide any logistics under their ambit should a disaster hit the district.
Anoop advised one and all to gear up, while observing that heavy showers may occur any time. (Page News Service)