Mamata Directs Irrigation Dept To Take Steps To Fight Floods


Kolkata: Expressing her annoyance over the release of water by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) that may lead to a flood-like situation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken a stock on the present situation of the South Bengal districts including Kolkata.

The Chief Minister on Saturday spoke to the State irrigation minister Rajib Banerjee and asked him to ensure round-the-clock vigil in all the districts and to take necessary steps immediately as and when required. She has also enquired about each and every district. All the District Magistrates have been alerted.

The State Irrigation Department has set up round-the-clock control room in every district and phone numbers of control rooms have also been circulated so that maximum numbers of people get it.

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is also prepared to fight with any odd situation so that the city dwellers do not face any trouble.