The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that it will be providing weather updates through SMS to the residents of Mumbai during the monsoon season. To ensure your safety, the District Disaster Management Department has set up a control room that will provide alerts on weather conditions. They have a mechanism in place that will ensure that you receive real-time weather alerts.
Real-time SMS alerts during emergency
The BMC has said that an SMS alert will be sent to citizens during an emergency. This is a welcome move that is expected to help citizens take necessary precautions and avoid any potential mishaps.
Meeting on disaster management and monsoon preparedness
Just a few days ago, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal took the lead in organizing a meeting focused on disaster management and preparing for the upcoming monsoon season. The meeting saw the participation of officials from a range of agencies, such as BEST, MMRDA, MSRDC, PWD, Mumbai Metro, Railways, NDRF, IMD, MHADA, along with civic officials.
Coordination to mitigate possible challenges
Chahal urged all departments and agencies to work together efficiently and promptly to tackle the potential challenges that may arise during the monsoon season.The meeting emphasized the importance of ensuring that essential services continue to operate without interruption during the monsoon season.
Trimming trees in railway premises
To ensure uninterrupted train services during the monsoon season, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has taken a proactive step by directing the garden department to complete trimming of trees in railway premises by the end of May. This will help to keep the suburban trains, which are used by over 70 lakh commuters daily, running smoothly.
The BMC’s move to provide weather updates through SMS during the monsoon season is a welcome step that will help citizens to stay informed and safe during the rains. With the monsoon season approaching, it is crucial that all departments and agencies work together to ensure that essential services continue to operate without interruption.