Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao visited various localities in Rajendranagar on Saturday, continuing his inspection of areas in the city affected by the recent heavy rains for the fourth consecutive day.
He also provided to the families of those who lost lives due to heavy rains Rs.5 lakh ex-gratia cheques.
The loss of life due to heavy rains was very unfortunate and all steps have been taken by the government to prevent colonies from flooding and ensure that such accidents do not recur, the Minister said.
The government is taking relief steps in various areas as the water levels recede. In the rain-affected areas, ration kits, medication, blankets and other important items are already being distributed to people.
In particular, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was directed to undertake comprehensive sanitation and fogging activities in the rain-affected areas by the Minister. He has instructed officials to ensure that no communicable or waterborne diseases are transmitted.
Rao instructed the Revenue Department officials to clear all obstructions and structures in the lake FTL area after inspection of APPA cheruvu at Gaganpahad and ensure the free flow of water. In collaboration with the irrigation department, he wanted the officials to take up lake restoration works.
The MA&UD Minister also flagged off 10 advanced ambulances and inaugurated trauma care centres set up at different interchanges along the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
These ambulances, fitted with specialised equipment, can help provide first aid to victims of injuries and then move them to local hospitals. (INN)