Hyderabad: The top officials of various departments have stressed the need for developing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Disaster Management in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderbad.
The issue was discussed during the monthly convergence meeting of top officials of 11 important departments including the GHMC, Revenue, Traffic & L&O Police, CPDCL, Water Board, irrigation, RTC, HMR, etc.,
The convergence meeting discussed the need for developing on SOP for Disaster Management like building collapses, fires where the role of each department is clearly outlined and all officers are on board and take action as per the SOP. It has been decided to create Whats App groups for better coordination of Disaster Management Groups. The officials felt the need for another SOP to deal with heavy rains and how GHMC, traffic police, electricity, water board should react & incidents of deaths in manholes etc.,
Various issues for the SRDP roads were also discussed during the meeting. Plans were discussed and resolved regarding traffic diversions, land acquisition and other issues. The case of Bulk SMSs to alert citizens on various civic issues, rains etc, traffic diversions were also discussed. Smart parking places in entire GHMC area are planned and land required for that is being identified.
The meeting was attended by officers including Cyberabad Police Commissioner C.V. Anand, Hyderabad Police Joint Commissioner Bharathi Holikeri, Ranga Reddy District Collector M.R Rao among others. (INN)