Pune: PMC Officials Inspect Rain-Related Damages

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Pune, 13th September 2022: Due to heavy rain in Pune city on Sunday, water accumulated in 59 places, water entered 38 places, 10 trees fell, and walls fell in 11 places. As the citizens are criticizing encroachment and lack of drainage, the municipal administration has now ordered three additional commissioners to inspect these incidents in the city and submit their reports.

Heavy rain started in Pune city and suburbs on Sunday (11th September) afternoon. So all the roads got flooded in just a few minutes. In the three hours between 5.00 pm and 8.00 pm, the city received an average of 62.46 mm of rain. The highest rainfall occurred in Hadapsar Mundhwa ward office limits with 85.09 mm of rain, while the lowest rainfall occurred at Sinhagad road ward office limits of 22.61 mm.


As the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the possibility of heavy rain in the next few days, instructions have been given to the officials of the Disaster Management Department and all the ward offices to coordinate with each other.

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After the flood, PMC’s Additional Commissioner Dr Kunal Khemnar, Ravindra Binwade, and Vilas Kanade will inspect the incident sites in the city and identify the causes of overflow and encroachment, diversion of drains, and chamber work. Relief work will be given to the commissioner.




Meanwhile, when it rained on Sunday, there was no coordination between the Disaster Management Room and ward offices of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). But the Disaster Management Cell, Fire Brigade, Motor Vehicle Department, Electricity Department, Sewerage Department, Parks Department, Roads Department, and Works Department responded in a statement.




Also, a system like a utility van, jetting machine, JCB, and truck was made available with manpower. The Disaster Management Department has claimed that complaints have been redressed in coordination with all departments.


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Contact for help:


Disaster Management Cell – 020-25506800/1/2/3/4


Fire Brigade – 101 or 020-26451707