ISLAMABAD - Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed reviewed and finalized the flood contingency plan in view of the upcoming monsoon rains, at a high-level meeting.
The meeting was attended by the officials of departments concerned, including, Rawal Dam and Simly Dam management, CDA, assistant commissioners, DHO, ICT, Civil Defence, traffic police and the Met office.
The deputy commissioner said that the officials concerned have been directed to upgrade the level of their preparedness to meet any likely flood situation in view of the forecast of more rains and ensure effective coordination during the rains. He said that the control room would remain functional round the clock. It was decided that relief and rescue teams headed by the assistant commissioners would visit low-lying areas, including, Rawal Dam, Simly Dam, Korang river area and other tributaries and would ensure protective arrangements prior to rains and shifting of people to safer places in case of heavy rains. The managements of Rawal Dam and Simly Dam of CDA would announce the gradual release of water in advance, giving time to the people to move to safer places.