Urban Flooding During Monsoons, HUDD Secretary Alerts Collectors

Bhubaneswar: The Housing and Urban Development Department issued a set of checklists to all Collectors to ensure that their respective districts are not affected due to urban flooding.

The Collectors have been asked to personally supervise the activity to check urban flooding and ensure minimal inconvenience to people.

HUDD Secretary G Mathivathnan said, while an SoP has already been issued in this regard, a checklist highlighting 19 items is circulated today. It will be handy for timely actions.

“The Collectors will need to review the preparedness of the Urban Local Bodies, verify and share the completion status of these 19 items.”

The checklist includes:

  1. Unified Command & Control Room/ Dedicated team;
  2. Identification of Flood Spots & Dedicated Team for Management;
  3. Drainage/Potholes Management; and
  4. Water Logging Management.