Rawalpindi: All municipal and disaster management departments in Rawalpindi have been put on high alert ahead of monsoon season, according to a news report. Civic agencies such as Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC), Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa), Rescue 1122, Rawalpindi and Chaklala Cantonment Boards and Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) have been told to make all necessary preparations.
A plan for preventing flooding in storm drains of the city has been devised, and departments are finalising medical, evacuation, warning system and the establishing of emergency response cells to cope with any flood situation for monsoon season. According to Additional Deputy Commissioner General Sara Hayat, Wasa has also set up a flood control room near Liaquat Bagh and field offices have also been set up.
Hayat also added that work for de-silting of 11 storm drains in the city has also been completed, along with efforts for improving coordination and communication amongst all departments.