Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi issued the instructions of being red alert to WASA, RDA, Metropolitan Municipal Corporation, police, and civil defense to face any situation due to the heavy rains in the coming three days as per the forecast by the meteorological department.
Leaves of officers and staff of the concerned departments have been canceled, a squadron of 111 brigade has also been made red alert due to the expected flood at Lai Nullah. Four relief camps have been established for those who may be affected due to floods.
Raja Shoukat Mahmood Managing Director (MD) WASA told that heavy and light machinery has been brought to steep areas to exhaust water along with the staff. Talib Hussain district officer civil defense told that 300 volunteers are alert to handle any situation that may arise due to heavy rain and flood.
On the instruction of deputy commissioner Rawalpindi Anwar-ul-Haq, the people living beside the Nala Lai have been shifted to save places along with their luggage due to fear of flooding after heavy rains. Along with all drainage and Nala Lai is being cleaned on a daily basis.
In the relief camps urgent financial help, food, medicine, etc will also be arranged. These relief camps have been established at Islamia higher secondary school, Islamia School Liaqatbagh, High school Dhoke Ratta, and high school new katarian.
Credit goes to Rawalpindi administration that it has been able to handle the flood-like situation last year too. WASA, RDA, police, civil defense, etc did their best to tackle the not only situation that arose due to heavy rain but all departments including the administration of four hospitals stood alert to control the dengue virus this year.
During the recent heavy rains, many roads of Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar showed the scene of small and big ponds but in Rawalpindi, there is no such case.