Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation installs flood sensors in different places before the monsoon | Bombay News

Learning from past experiences of heavy flooding during the monsoon in different parts of the twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli, Kalyan-Dombivli Municipality (KDMC) has installed flood sensors at ten flood-prone locations this year.

With the help of these flood sensors, an alert will be sent to KDMC’s control room, based on which the civic body’s disaster management team can take necessary action and relocate the living people. in these areas.

“In 2019 and 2021, we witnessed major floods in different parts of the twin cities, thus making it mandatory to have a warning system in place. These sensors will work quickly and alert well in time. Previously, officers at ward level were monitoring these flood prone areas and informing the residents.These sensors will work before the flood based on the water level and then send an alert,” said an official from Smart Kalyan Dombivli Corporation Limited (SKDCL) .

In July 2021, due to flooding, residents were rescued from Suyog Nagar and Shastri Nagar chawls in Titwala. The inhabitants of the villages of Varap, Shahad, Kamba and Mharal took refuge in a nearby school. In Kamba village, 25 villagers stranded in their homes were rescued by providing them with life jackets and tires. The Raita Bridge connecting the Kalyan-Murbad road was closed as the bridge had been submerged, while 80 families living near the mosque in Balyani, Kalyan (W) were moved to a nearby school. The Mohili pumping station in Kalyan was closed due to waterlogging as a result of which the water supply to several parts of the city was shut down.

“The sensors will continue to check the water level of the river. As the water level continues to rise, an alert will be sent periodically to the smart city’s control room. Water level information will also be displayed on the smart display board. The information will be transmitted through loudspeaker announcements to 28 different locations,” the officer said.

Review of pre-monsoon preparations

Earlier this week, KDMC Commissioner Vijay Suryavanshi convened a review meeting of all departments of KDMC, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to check monsoon preparations.

During the meeting, the head of the civic body asked the officers to clean up all the nullahs as a priority. He also ordered to ensure that there is no waterlogging reported on the Kalyan-Shilphata section during the monsoon.

“The Civic Corps Fire Department has been requested to be equipped in case of an emergency. In addition, people living in low lying areas should be instructed to take the necessary steps and actions in the event of a flood warning. All officials have been instructed to keep necessary equipment and manpower ready,” Suryavanshi said.

“The smart city control room will play a major role this time to help track any kind of monsoon-related incident,” he added.

Flood sensors to be installed here:

*** GK Pump Station, Patripool, near Sarvodaya Shopping Center

*** Bhavani Chowk, Ganesh Ghat

*** Titwala (F)

*** Chinchpada, near Saket College

*** Mohane Water Treatment Plant

*** Mohili Water Treatment Plant

*** Retibunder, near Don Canteen and the Mosque

*** Barave Sewage Treatment Plant near Gaodevi Temple

*** Adharwadi Sewage Treatment Plant near Sonawane College

*** Titwala Water Treatment Plant


    Sajana is a correspondent for Kalyan and has around four years’ experience covering civic and cultural issues for HT’s Thane edition.
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