Jalandhar, July 18, 2019: The Commissioner of Jalandhar Division B Purusartha today visited the flood prone areas of Shahkot Sub Division to inspect the flood control arrangements in it.
Accompanied by Sub Divisional Magistrate Dr. Charumita and other officers, the Divisional Commissioner reviewed the flood control arrangements along with the banks of river Satluj. He also gave necessary directions to the officers regarding the arrangements to be made for tackling any sort of emergency situation. Purusha said that district administration was fully vigilant to tackle any sort of emergency situation in the flood-prone areas of the district.
The Divisional Commissioner said that the district administration has made elaborate arrangements to tackle any sort of situation. He asked the officers to make the necessary arrangements in terms of sand refill bags and hiring of heavy machinery to, if required, to deal with any sort of alarming situation. Mr. Purusartha said that district administration has already made all the necessary arrangements for flood control in the district and no stone would be left unturned to facilitate people in the hour of crisis.
The Divisional Commissioner said that the district administration has already made adequate arrangements to meet any sort of situation in the wake of the rainy season. He said that the contingency plan has been prepared by the very department and them were fully equipped to tackle any sort of situation. Purusartha said that evacuation plan, in case of flood, has already been finalized and the sensitive places have been identified along with the safe places where the residents of flood prone areas would be shifted if required.