Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


CHANDIGARH: With incessant rains persevering with to lash throughout the area for the third consecutive day, the Punjab Police together with the groups of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have scaled up the rescue and evacuation operations in flood-ravaged districts within the state, mentioned Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Monday. The worst-affected districts embrace SAS Nagar, Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar Rural and Patiala.

Pertinently, following instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to make sure an elaborate flood safety mechanism is in place, DGP Gaurav Yadav and Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla have been personally supervising the scenario within the state, whereas, CPs/SSPs have been requested to stay within the subject and personally monitor the scenario of their involved districts at common intervals.

DGP Gaurav Yadav mentioned that 15 groups of NDRF and two items of SDRF have been deployed within the worst-hit districts to plug breaches and perform evacuation and rescue operations. Additionally, 12 columns of the Army have additionally been known as in to assist Civil Administration within the districts together with Rupnagar, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, SAS Nagar and Pathankot.

“Our teams along with NDRF, SDRF and Army have been working round-the-clock in extremely challenging conditions to safeguard the life and property of the people, ” he mentioned.

Divulging extra particulars, Special DGP Arpit Shukla mentioned that the state management room has been actively working 24×7 for flood mitigation and hourly studies are being taken from districts to know the real-time scenario of their involved districts.

“Anyone requiring any kind of help can call the 112 helpline number, ” he mentioned, whereas urging folks of the state to not panic and cooperate with the administration and police. He additionally appealed to the folks residing in low-lying or flood-prone areas that they need to transfer to safer locations or aid centres arrange by their involved district administration for his or her security.

Meanwhile, Special DGP mentioned that Punjab Police have made in depth preparations together with sandbags, tents, lights, langars and meals packets, medicines and ambulances, rescue boats, restoration vans/JCBs, life jackets, communication and public deal with techniques to cope with any type of exigency arising out of floods. There isn’t any dearth of funds from the CM Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government, he added.

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