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Restore Electricity, Water Supply In Flood-Hit Areas: Maharashtra Chief Minister

Uddhav Thackeray stated cleanliness and hygiene ought to be maintained in affected areas (File)


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday directed the administration to revive electrical energy and water provide in flood-hit areas on the earliest because the state slowly emerges out of the large-scale devastation brought on by heavy rains and deluge.

Mr Thackeray stated a flood warning system will probably be in place within the coastal Konkan area, badly hit by landslides and heavy rains over the previous few days, in three months.

He requested the state administration to take up restore work of roads and bridges broken because of the floods on a battle footing in order that they are often reopened for site visitors, stated an announcement issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) in Mumbai.

Mr Thackeray stated cleanliness and hygiene ought to be maintained within the affected areas to make sure there was no unfold of ailments.

He was talking at a assessment assembly referred to as right here to take inventory of the scenario arising out of floods and heavy rains, and the extent of damages triggered in a number of components of Maharashtra, particularly in Konkan and western components of the state.

Within the assembly, officers knowledgeable {that a} whole of 290 roads must be taken up for repairs. Vehicular site visitors has been closed on 469 roads, whereas as many as 800 bridges have been broken.

As many as 14,737 electrical energy transformers have been broken. Out of 9.59 lakh energy customers affected, 6.5 lakh customers have gotten again electrical energy of their properties and premises, the assertion stated.

As many as 17 villages in Ratnagiri and 20 villages in Sindhdurg, each in Konkan, are being equipped ingesting water by tankers, it stated. Water provide schemes in 746 villages have been impacted within the floods.

Mr Thackeray sought complete particulars of the extent of harm and monetary help required, the assertion stated.

He stated safety partitions in opposition to floods and strengthening infrastructure in hilly terrains additionally must be labored upon.

The chief minister instructed deploying drones for conducting “panchnamas” (survey of harm), the discharge stated.

He requested officers to work on strengthening the State Catastrophe Response Power and guaranteeing rehabilitation of landslide-hit villages on the earliest, it stated.

To date, 164 individuals have died and 56 injured in rain-related incidents, together with landslides in Maharashtra, whereas 100 others have been nonetheless lacking, the federal government stated in an announcement earlier within the day.

As many as 2,29,074 individuals have been evacuated from the flood and rain-affected affected areas and moved to safer locations until now, it stated.

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