Odisha: BMC solves people’s woes with efficiency

Bhubaneswar: Proving its timely, rapid and action-oriented approach towards solving the problems of the citizens following the incessant rains of 220 mm over 18 hours in Friday night and Saturday, the Team BMC has solved more than 90 percent of grievances of yesterday and more than 82 percent of today’s complaints.
While yesterday the civic body received 98 cases of water logging and sanitation matters, 89 cases were solved by early this morning. Secondly, 62 cases involving water level running over 1 foot and above, across the city, were resolved completely by early this morning.
Similarly, today the grievance system registered 44 cases of water logging and sanitation and by filing of the report 36 cases (82 percent) were resolved.
All the officials of BMC worked on a war footing to help the citizens across the city as the State Government has ordered cancellation of the holiday due to the emergency situation. While 40 engineers camped on the field, 13 nodal officers were deployed with their respective teams in 13 sub-zones. Three sanitation agencies working with 1,050 staff (sweepers, project coordinators and supervisors), two JCBs and five cesspool vehicles were on job.
BMC in association with Odisha Fire Services deployed 25 pumps to dewater water logged areas. While 18 pumps from Odisha Fire Services were engaged, 7 were deployed by BMC .
Pumps from Odisha Fire Services were deployed at Annie house Chhak, Delta Chhak, Chakeisiani, Sastri Nagar, Laxmisagar Melana Padia, Sikhar Chandi, Krisna Vihar, Unit-VIII Khala Basti, Kargil Road, Rajarani Temple backside, Megheswar Temple, Nuapatana, Pahala, Santi nagar Jail Road, Nandan Vihar, Khandagiri Naka Gate, Green Park Jagamara, SOA University campus and Bhimatangi.
The BMC pumps were deployed at Mallick Complex and Panchasakha Nagar Jagamara, Sriram City near GGP Colony, Naka Gate Khandagiri , Paika Nagar, Unit VIII Basti and Kharakhia Baidyanath Lane.
Odisha Fire Services has placed 10 teams at its three major Fire Stations i.e. Kalpana Square, Chandrasekharpur and Secretariat Fire Station behind behind Rajeev Bhawan. One team was engaged on tree cutting work near Science Park.
Cooked food was distributed at places across the city in nine wards where the affected people from the nearby slums were given cooked food. The cooked food were served at Prashanti Vihar (Ward No. 1), Sikharchandi area (Ward No. 2), Munda Sahi Basti (Ward No. 6), Salia Sahi Mangala and Tarini Basti (Ward No. 17), Mangala Basti (Ward No. 26), Mangala Basti (Ward No. 28), Tarini Basti and Basti School (Ward No. 29), Shanti Palli (Ward No. 34) and Pathara Bandha Basti near VSS Nagar (Ward No. 11).