GHMC intensifies relief operations as rains set to lash city again

GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar

The GHMC has intensified its relief operations while evacuating the people in low-lying areas as the reports of further rainfall predictions coming in for the next two days. GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar along with Zonal Commissioners, Addl.Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners were in the field monitoring the relief operations and distribution of CM’s Relief kits to the affected people while the Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Principle Secretary Aravind Kumar along with the Minister for Municipal Administration have monitored the situation from the headquarters.


Commissioner informed that over a total of 37,409 families have been affected due to floods and out of whom 35,309 families were evacuated. At least 2100 families under Gurram Cheruvu all of whom have been rescued and evacuated to safer places till late in the night. Till now 20,000 CMRF Ration kits along with blankets were distributed besides milk, bread and biscuits are being distributed to the affected families.

Besides, at least 90,000 meals were provided during lunchtime and 60,000 meals at dinner with packing distributed to the flood-affected people. The engineering wing and DRF teams pumping out water from the apartment cellars and inundated colonies. From DRF side 72 teams 106 water pumps and from Engineering Maintenance side 170 Monsoon teams with 202 water pumps are engaged in de-watering activities.  

Commissioner further informed that the entomology and DRF teams taking up anti larva operations by spraying bleaching powder and Sodium Hypochlorite chemicals in the cellars and inundation areas. With 60 tankers @ 2 vehicles for each circle,  30 from DRF and 30 from fire services were pressed into service for spraying Sodium hypochlorite chemical to contain contact diseases.

A special driver is also underway to remove the debris, C&D Waste and household items accumulated in nalas and on roads due to recent floods and water stagnated on the roads by the Engineering wing and DRF.

Lokesh Kumar also urged the people to drink only boiled water to avoid water-borne diseases and infections can be controlled.