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Ensure no loss of life: CM

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Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been warning ministers, public representatives and authorities to take steps to prevent loss of life in view of the heavy rains in the state, has been monitoring the situation from morning till late at night on Thursday.

Talking to ministers on the phone from time to time, the CM asked them to ensure that there is no loss of life, and if accidents happen anywhere, they should be given better treatment immediately.

The CM ordered ministers over the phone to ensure that all MLAs and public representatives move people of flooded areas to safer areas and take protective measures in coordination with the authorities.

The CM is regularly issuing orders to Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari to take immediate protective measures.

Following the orders of the CM, review meetings and teleconferences were held with officials by the CS in the Secretariat.

Actions have been taken to send NDRS teams and helicopters for rescue operations, apart from rushing food, medicine and other supplies to flooded areas.

The disaster management department, fire services department and police department are coordinating the relief measures.

The CM KCR ordered the DGP to alert the police to participate in relief operations. A state-level flood monitoring centre has been set up and the DGP is supervising it. Efforts made by the police to move people in low-lying areas are bearing fruit.

In the wake of the heavy rains, Godavari, its tributaries, rivulets and bends are overflowing beyond the danger mark. The CM asked Chief Engineers over the phone to take steps to reduce the flood inflow, to estimate the inflow, lift the gates and let the flood waters down.

The CM himself called the Chief Engineers of SSRSP, Kaleshwaram projects, Kadem project, Mid Maneru, Lower Maneru and other projects and is monitoring the situation. As per the orders of KCR, the officials are on alert and are taking action depending on the condition of projects at the field level.

The CM issued orders to ministers to coordinate the authorities and to take part in relief measures to ensure that there is no loss of life by evacuating people to safe places.

As per the orders of KCR, KTR undertook a comprehensive tour of the GHMC area. He directed GHMC officials to tour catchment areas and take relief measures. He visited flood-affected areas and reassured the people. GHMC officials and staff cancelled their leaves and participated in relief operations in flooded areas.

KCR called Minister Satyavati Rathore and inquired about the situation in Godavari catchment areas. The situation was reviewed and steps were taken to save people in the submerged Morampally village. Later, KCR himself supervised relief operations in Mulugu.

Minister Koppula Eshwar visited the lowland areas of Dharmapuri, shifted people to rehabilitation centres and provided food and clothing to people.

As per the instructions of KCR, Minister Harish Rao held a teleconference with officials, set up a command control centre at the state level, set up call centres in all districts and alerted the authorities to provide emergency medical care facilities.

Minister Vemula Prashant Reddy undertook rehabilitation activities in Nizamabad district. KCR called Prashanth Reddy and inquired about the situation.

Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav reviewed local conditions in Hyderabad with Mayor Vijayalakshi and officials.

Minister Indrakaran Reddy personally examined the condition of the Kadem project as it was overflowing. KCR called Indrakaran Reddy and informed him about the situation.

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