The flood control information network would be extended in ensuing monsoon so to improve better flood control management in the State. The railways would also be provided flood information so that they can take necessary action in case railway traffic get affected. This was stated by Additional Chief Secretary Shri O.P.Rawat who was chairing review meeting at Narmada Bhawan today with various departments. Shri Rawat asked departmental heads to use latest available information transfer technology to communicate flood related information like email and mobile phones. He said that special alert must be maintained in the upstream and downstream areas of major reservoirs such as Indira Sagar, Gandhi Sagar, Ban Sagar, Omkareshwar, Tawa, Maan and Jobat etc. Shri O.P.Rawat discussed in detail with the senior officers of various departments and sought their suggestions in this regard.
Shri O.P.Rawat said that flood control cell under various department should be kept in perfect coordination with each other and flood control cells running at district headquarters. He also emphasize that metrology department should impart information of heavy rainfall forecast with NVDA, NHDC, WRD and Districts.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, WRD Shri Swadeep Singh, C.E.D. NHDC Shri K.M. Singh, P.S. Revenue Shri R.K. Swain, D.R.M. Bhopal Shri Ghanshyam Singh, Director C.W.C. Shri S.K.Haldar, Engineer in Chief W.R.D. Shri N.G. Choubey, Director Metrology Dr. D.P. Dubey, Member (Engineering) NVDA Shri K.C. Chouhan.