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Roanu puts BMC on high alert; Civic body cancels Leave for employees for 7 days

With the cyclonic storm Roanu likely to pose a threat to city life with medium to severe rainfall the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is all set to keep its officials on high alert for any kind of emergencies. BMC has already taken a bold step by asking officials to stay at headquarters and all holidays are cancelled for a week to keep a tab on the low-lying areas in the city, which remain partially or fully submerged in case of incessant rains.

BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena announced that all ward officers will be on alert for each ward and monitor the activities of the private contractors, which are engaged in lifting the garbage. Mayor also added that ``private contractors in all wards have to lift garbage and ensure road clearance also and if needed take the help of the mechanical engineering week of BMC so that the uprooted trees can be cut in cae of high wind speed after tomorrow’s night." Alert officials will also be asked to have focus on strategic points. A city Emergency Operation Centre will function in a 24X7 mode.

There will be a toll free number 0674-2534177 to be engaged for the purpose. The Mayor also informed within the BMC area we have identified 197 locations i.e. govt schools and institutions in case of any emergency though the Met department has not given severe cyclonic storm signal locally." - See more at: http://orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=67341#sthash.gT02ecGJ.dpuf

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