Bengaluru, April 13: BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta convened an emergency meeting directing the officials to ensure that no roads are blocked and uprooted trees are cleared on priority.
In the wake of Met department cautioning about the rains for the next three days Mr. Gupta directed officials to prevent possible blockage of roads, junctions, entry and exit points of the flyovers and attend to the complaints immediately. Failing which stern action will be initiated against the erring officials, he warned.
All the zonal control rooms must be equipped with necessary paraphernalia and machineries to cut the trees along with the required personnel. Senior zonal officials must conduct preparedness meetings periodically, Chief Commissioner instructed the officials.
In case of sudden heavy rains personnel from the Revenue, Health, Solid Waste Management and the Marshals must be pressed into service to solve the problem. Storm Water Drain officials must ensure that water runs off smoothly in all the Rajakaluve (major stormwater drains) in the city.
All the zonal commissioners, joint commissioners, chief engineers and engineers from road infrastructure and projects were among others who attended that virtual emergency meeting.
On Wednesday at least 12 trees uprooted and roads were blocked due to the sudden rains that lashed the city on Wednesday evening. Men and machineries were pressed into service to clear the blockage. Tree falling were reported at JP Nagar, Chamarajpet, Kasturba Road, Indiranagar defence colony, Ulsoor, Wilson Garden.
Details of trees uprooted:
1. Ramachandra Agrahara’s petrol bunk near the TR Mill
2. JP Nagar 2nd Stage, 7th Cross, opposite the Police Station
3. Chamarajapet 4th Main Road, 9th Cross
4. Kasturba Road (Vittal Mallya Road)
5. Indiranagar Defence Colony, 6th Main Road
6. Gangondahalli, 2nd Main Road
7. BBMP head office premises
8. Ulsoor Lake near Domlur
9. Wilson Garden, 4th Cross
10. Near Attiguppe Metro Station
11. Nagarabawi 4th Main Road, 9th Block
12. Rimco Layout, RPC Layout