The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has set up a Control Room for monsoon which will take round-the-clock follow up actions on complaints, interact with various Disaster Control Agencies such as State Government, MCGM, Police, etc. and exchange the information and data. The Control Room will be operational up to October 15, 2017.
The MMRDA Control Room has been set up with a view to minimize inconvenience to the vehicular and pedestrian traffic at various project sites being implemented by the Authority. The Control Room officials will also ensure the smooth flow of rain water at various project sites.
“The contractors have been instructed to strictly adhere to the safety measures. They are also asked to stringently follow norms as far as barricading, reinstatement of the damaged road works, clearing and disposal of the muck on the roads is concerned. The contractors will also maintain dewatering pumps of adequate capacity at the water logging spots”, said, Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA.
The Mumbaikars would be able to seek help from the Control Room on various aspects such as uprooting of trees, water logging, accidents, traffic snarls, potholes etc. The officials at Control Room will work in tandem with Railways, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Traffic Police, BEST, Fire Brigade and other agencies”, said Kawathkar further.