In preparation for the upcoming monsoon season, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has established 47 help centers throughout the city to effectively manage any monsoon-related situations. Pune has already experienced above-average pre-monsoon rainfall, accompanied by hail and thunderstorms.
These help centers are strategically located in 15 ward office areas across Pune. The ward office in Shivajinagar-Ghole Road has the highest number of centers, with a total of nine. This area is particularly prone to flooding during the monsoon, especially when the Mutha River swells to a flood-like state.
Recognizing the importance of proactive measures, the PMC has undertaken extensive cleaning of sewage lines and stormwater drainage systems. Furthermore, officials are undergoing training to effectively handle any natural or manmade disasters resulting from flooding.
Recently, the PMC made an appeal to the public, requesting them to report any incomplete drainage cleaning work in their respective areas to the main office of the Disaster Management Cells. Additionally, the civic body has issued notices to owners of dilapidated wadas, urging them to take necessary precautions to prevent building collapses and avoid flooding caused by overflowing drains.
With the establishment of these help centers and the implementation of preventative measures, the PMC aims to mitigate the impact of the monsoon season and ensure the safety and well-being of Pune’s residents.