FIRE and Emergency Services Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), have released some emergency toll free telephone numbers for the citizens.
According the release, the number of Control Room is 101, and also 0712- 2567777/2567029. The contact number of Disaster Management Cell is 0712-2551866 or 7030972200. The contact numbers of Control Room at District Collector office are 1077, 0712- 2564973/2565976/2562668.
Rajendra Uchake, Chief Fire Officer, NMC, have also directed all the Fire and Emergency Services Department to stay alert to respond to any such emergency situation arising due to heavy rains.
Apart from toll free numbers, around six rubber power boats are kept ready with a team of four personnel in each boat. Besides, 50 life-saving jackets and life-saving volunteers have been set up to respond to the situation.
In each of 10 zones in the city, two water pumps have been made available to clear out water logging in the localities. The department has asked the people to clear out water by themselves if it had accumulated in basements of residential or commercial buildings.
As prior notice, NMC has asked the schools under its jurisdiction to be ready to give shelter to people in case of emergency.
The zone-wise number of schools where arrangements can be made to provide shelter to people in case of emergency, is as follows: Laxmi Nagar — 11, Dharampeth — 10, Hanuman Nagar — nine, Dhantoli — eight, Nehru Nagar — 15, Gandhibagh — 18, Satranjipura — 25, Lakadganj — 28, Ashi Nagar — 22, and Mangalwari — 10.
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