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Disaster Response Force units in all the Municipal corporations soon: KTR
Disaster Response Force units in all the Municipal corporations soon: KTR

Disaster Response Force units in all the Municipal corporations soon: KTR

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister K. Tarakarama Rao and Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao launched ‘Central Enforcement Cell’ and a Mobile app at Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management (EVDM) office in Hyderabad today.

EVDM is a wing within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Minister KTR appreciated the work of Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams during emergencies in Hyderabad. On seeing its effectiveness in the city, Minister KTR announced that similar assistance would be provided to the citizens in other Municipal Corporations in a phased manner.

“In the initial stage, the DRF teams will start their operations in Warangal and Karimnagar municipal corporations,” said Minister KTR.

In the meeting, Viswajit Kampati, Director, Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management stated that DRF mobile teams are providing assistance to the citizens and are also attending emergency calls, executing rescue operations. He mentioned that the teams are helping clear water loggings and fallen trees in the city.

The Central Enforcement cell and Mobile app will be monitoring illegal activities like illegal construction, footpath encroachments, illegal dumping. The app will also provide features with which the citizens can pay penalties.

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, MAUD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar were also present. (INN)

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