With the onset of monsoon, issues like waterlogging and flooding pose a challenge for the civic bodies to deal with. In order to prevent such issues in Gurugram, the traffic police have collaborated with the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to keep a check on the waterlogging situation in the city through a multitude of CCTV cameras to prevent flooding.
A special flood control unit has been constituted by the Gurugram traffic police to work with GMDA and MCG. The civic body came in action following an incident of waterlogging witnessed in several parts of the city after a heavy shower that recently battered the city.
Chander Mohan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), traffic Gurugram, and also the additional CEO, mobility GMDA, was of the view that the special traffic police team will coordinate with other civic agencies to manage the situation during monsoon. Mohan said, “Areas, where the waterlogging takes place, will be identified with the help of CCTVs and alert messages will be sent to teams deployed on-ground. Immediate action would be initiated to fix the issues.”
The police flood control unit officials and the civic body officials together will keep a watch on over 300 CCTV cameras installed across the city. They will monitor the city for waterlogging, sewerage leaks, traffic breakdowns and jams. The newly set up flood control room will be functional from Monday, July 13.
In order to be prepared to aid situations like vehicle breakdowns, the Gurugram traffic police have kept 12 recovery vehicles, some ropes, and a crane on standby to ensure a prompt response when and where needed.