In order to face any eventuality on account of floods in river Ravi, Beas and area along river Sutlaj and the various drains, the following contingency plan is prepared to provide immediate relief to the flood effected persons and to take possible steps to control the situation at the lowest level.
STEPS REQUIRED TO BE TAKEN BEFORE THE ONSET OF MONSOON
Identification of flood prone areas.
Monitoring of flow of water in rivers.
Warning system from River Sutlej Beas and Ravi River in case of floods / rains.
Setting up of Flood Control Rooms.
Inspection of flood protection works.
Role of irrigation/ Drainage Deptt and their requirement of additional funds for flood protection and drainage works
Repair/ Inspection of flood equipments.
Sites for Relief camps.
Personnel for relief camps.
Arrangement for food and other essential commodities.
Assistance for Punjab Police/ PAP
Help from Army authorities.
STEPS TO BE TAKEN DURING FLOODS
Setting up of Relief camps.
Handling of Relief.
Reports to the state Headquarters.
Monitoring of flow of water at critical points.
Funds for relief camps.
Management of VIP visits.
STEPS TO BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER FLOODS
Disposal of dead bodies and carcasses.
Pumping out of water from low lying inhabited areas.
Funds of Relief.
Disbursement of Relief.
STEPS TO BE TAKEN AFTER RECONSTRUCTION
Closure of Relief Camps.
Restoration of infrastructure.
Reorganization for good work.
Feed back for future.
MAIN OBJECTS OF FLOOD PREPAREDNESS
The main objectives of various flood preparedness measures are:-
Minimizing the loss of human lives in floods.
Minimizing the loss of live stack.
Minimizing the loss of property and infrastructure
Minimizing ill effects on the health of effected population.
Bringing the human activities in the locality to normal condition soon after the floods.
To achieve the above objectives different tasks have to be performed by different Government Departments and other agencies before, during and after the floods. Each department's role and responsibilities have to be clearly identified and action plan needs to be drawn up by each department. For close cooperation between the various department and Agencies, close coordination is required at the district. Headquarter as well as at the Tehsil Headquarter. Deputy Commissioner will co-ordinate the work at the Distt. Headquarter. SDMs are to co-ordinate all activities at the Sub Divisional HQ's.
FLOOD RONE AREA OF AMRITSAR DISTRICT
i) Area between River Ravi and Sakki Nallah of Ajnala Tehsil and village across Dhussi Bundh.
ii) Bet area of River Beas and Sutlej lying in the Tehsil Baba Bakala.The village falling very vunlnerable area are given Annexure `B`
The list of very vulnerable villages shall be a maintained in the Tehsil Flood Control Room/ District Flood Control Room. These villages shall also be shown in the map which shall be placed in the Tehsil Flood Control Room/ District Flood Control Room.
High Risk villages
Low Risk Villages
No. Of villages falling in Sub Division, Amritsar-I
No. Of villages falling in Sub Division, Amritsar-II
No. Of villages falling in Sub Division, Ajnala
No. Of villages falling in Sub Division, Baba Bakala
II- ORGANISATIONAL FEATURES
The District Flood Control Room has been set up in the office of the District Revenue Officer, Amritsar This is situated in the District Courts. The Telephone No. of the control room is 2229125. The District Revenue Officer, Amritsar will be incharge of the Flood Control Room and will be designated as District Food Control Officer. The Flood Control Room will be manned by the following staff:-
a) Reader to D.R.O./ Flood Clerk from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
b) Duty Clerk along with one peon from 4.00 PM to 10.00 PM by one party and from 10.00 PM to 8.00 AM
Next morning by the other party.
c) On holidays three duty clerks & three peons will be put on duty one from 8.00 AM to 4.00 PM, second from 4.00 PM to 10.00 PM, third 10.00 PM to 9.00 AM. All message in connection with the flood situation will be recorded by clerk incharge of the Flood Control Room/ Duty clerk in a register and the copies thereof will be sent to the District Flood Control Officer or Deputy Commissioner, for his order immediately on the receipt of the message similarly on the lines of District Flood Control Room, Tehsil Flood Control Rooms will be set up as under:-
Tehsildar, Baba Bakala
FUNCTION OF THE FLOOD CONTROL ROOM.
The District Flood Control Officer and the incharge of the Tehsil Flood Control Room shall take the following steps to meet with the any eventuality arising on account of floods in their respective juridctions:-
a) The District Flood Control Officer will obtain information regarding the discharges of River Ravi and Beas at Madhopur and Dera Gopipur from the Exective Engineer, Amritsar Drainge Division, and Amritsar and shall communicate the same to the incharge of the Tehsil Flood Control Room.
b) The Incharge of the Tehsil Flood Control Room will transmit the information relating to the discharges in River Ravi and Beas to the sector officers for information to the inhabitants of the villages situated alongwith these rivers and likely to be affected on account of heavy discharge of water in these rivers. The incharge of Flood Tehsil Control Rooms will be informed by the sector officers about the action/ steps taken receipt of information.
c) The Incharge of the Tehsil Flood Control Room will transmit the information in respect of any loss of property/ human lives etc. to the District Flood Control Room over the Telephone/ T.P.M and the District Flood Control Officer, Amritsar after obtaining the approval of the Deputy Commissioner, will transmit the same to the Commissioner, Jalandhar Division, Jalandhar and under Secretary to Govt. of Punjab, Revenue Deptt, Chandigarh/ State Flood Control Room at Punjab, Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh. The Telephone of State Control Room at Chandigarh is 2741762 or 2747798.
d) The District Flood Control Officer will act as liasion officer between the Military and the Civil Authorities for obtaining army assistance, if needed. He shall establish contact with the Army liasion officer deputed by the Station Commander, Amritsar. Army help would be sought ordinarily as the last resort after fully utilising assistance that can be secured from Police/ Home Guards in flood relief and rescue operation where the District Authorities feel it would necessitate requisitioning of Army, it will inveriably be sent the G.O.C.PH & H Ambala. Home Secretary, Punjab and of course to the Flood Control Room of FCR Punjab, Chandigarh.
e) All demands relating to the supply of boats, tents and other relief shall be placed by the incharge of the Tehsil Flood Control Office .The District Flood Control Officer will immediately obtain the order the Deputy Commissioner and make all necessary arrangements for the supply of various articles to the S.D.M concerned.
The Telephone Numbers of the Officer connected with the Flood are at Annexure `A`, ‘B’,’C’,’D’ and ‘E’.
In order to keep proper liaison between the Tehsil Flood Control Room and the villages likely to be affected with Floods/over flowing sector shall function in the District.
The Sector officers will be the incharges of the area allocated to them and will keep the Tehsil Flood Control Room in touch with regard to the action of the floods in the area
Name of Tehsil
Name of sector
Incharge of Sector
Field Kanungo Cricle Attari
Field Kanungo Cricle Attari
Field Kanungo Ramdas
Besides this the DC's office has the following telephone numbers:-
These telephones can also be used as Control Room telephone incase of emergency. Generally the phone No. 2229125 (DRO) is earmarked as Control Room for flood situation. At the time of crisis a Senior Gazetted Officer is deputed to man the Control Room. The telephone of Deputy Commissioner's office is 2226161 and shall be attended by Supdt. to D.C and helped by E.A and L.F.A during emergencies.
The system of Control Room in Police lines (for law and Order) and in DC office (for Natural and other Disasters) at the district level is for a situation of large scale and wide spread crisis in the district. In case of localized Law and Order problems or Natural and other disasters, Control Rooms are generally established at the concerned Police Stations or SDM" Office respectively or at any other strategic place nearer to the site of disaster. For operational expediency, this system shall be continued and their telephone numbers are as under:-
Sr.No. OfficerTel.No. (O.)Tel.No.(Res) 1 S.D.M Amritsar-1 2226928 2562245
2 S.D.M Amritsar-2 2228303 2229093
3 S.D.M Baba Bakala 245570
4 DSP Amritsar city 2555400 2501993
5 DSP (Rural) Asr. 2220671 2560296
6 DSP Ajnala 221023 221023
7 DSP Baba Bakala 245717 245718
Control Room will be equipped with detailed location maps of the district, towns & tehsils showing locations of Fire Stations, P.H.Cs, Veterinary Hospitals, Roads, Index drainage plan, Rail lines etc. A detailed list of the officers posted in the district with their residential address and telephone numbers shall also be readily available there.
MAINTAING OF CONTROL ROOM Police Control Rooms located in the police lines are manned round the clock by a person of the rank of ASI/Head Constable. Generally, he receives the information/ messages and sends the same to the concerned authorities. Like wise, the DC office room is normally manned by the office Superintendent emergent situations the control room is normally manned by the office Superintendent emergent situations the control rooms shall be manned as detailed below:-
When the emergency can be managed with the resources available within the district.
Police Control Room with E.M and Dy. S.P nominated by DM and SSP respectively.
DC office control room with an E.M or Senior Gazetted officer nominated by the Deputy Commissioner.
When sources from the state/Central Government and required to manage the emergency.
Police control room with an ADM or EM nominated by the DM and DSP/SSP nominated by SSP.
DC office control room with ADC (D).
Normally ADC Amritsar and SP (HQ) concerned district wise Amritsar will be known as officers-in-charge, police control rooms. When information of any crisis situation if received at the control room the person on the duty will pass on the information not only to DM and SSP concerned but also to ADC, SDM and SP (HQ) in the concerned police district in cases of Law and Order problem/ crisis and to ADC (D), SDM and SP (HQ) in the concerned police district in case of natural and other calamities/ disasters.
Subject:- constitution of the city disaster management committee CIMC for Amritsar, under the urban earthquake vulnerability reduction project (UEVRP).
Municipal Corporation, Amritsar has planned to setup 7 control rooms at different areas of Amritsar city. The detail is as under:-
Zone No. 2, O/S Lahori Gate (Ph. No. 0183-2557587)
It is a Zonal office of the Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, situated on outer Circular Road between Lohgarh gate to Lahori Gate, very opposite to D-Division Police Station, Executive Engineer, Division No. 1 of Municipal Corporation, Amritsar will be the incharge of this control room. Assistant Engineer (2) Civil & Assistant Engineer (2) O & M will assist XEN (civil)-1 along with their J.E.’s & One A.T.P. with building inspector & one Sanitary Inspector. Apart from above 25 Beldar, 10 Mali’s, 50 Safai Sewak, 25 Sewerman, 2 Masons, 1 Fitter, 1 Electrician & 2 worker Mistry/Mates will also present in control room to assist the above officials.
One Ditch Machine, 1 Tipper, 5 (Health) Trolleys, 1 Fire Tender & 1 Car will also be allocated to above staff. This control room to cover the area of ward no. 3,4,5,6,7,8,45 (part),27,28,30,31 & 32 i.e. Abadi Kot Atma Ram, Bus Stand and within walled city from Hathi Gate to Lahori Gate upto Kt. Karam Singh to chowk Namak Mandi to darbar Sahib- Bazar Jhatkayian guru ka Mahal- Chaurasti attari-Khoo Bombay wala up to Hathi Gate, Haripura, Khai Mohalla, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Nawankot, Chotta Haripura, Daim Ganj, Gurbax Nagar, Mehar Pura, Bhutan Pura, Islamabad up to Kot Khalsa and adjoining areas.
Zone No. 3, O/S Bhagtan wala Gate (Ph. No. 0183-2521155)
This is also & Zonal office of Municipal Corporation, Amritsar situated on outer circular Road between Bhagtan Wala Gate to Hakiman Gate near housing board colony namely Roop Nagar, Xen Division No. 3 will be the incharge of this control room. Assistant Engineer (Civil) 3 & assistant Engineer (O & M)-3 along with them JE’s one ATP with Building Inspector will assist incharge control room. However 25 Beldars, 10 Mali’s, 35 Chowkidars, 50 Safai sewak, 2 Masons, 1 Fiter, 1 Electrician, 2 Work Mistry/Mate, will also be on duty & present in the control room to assist the above officials.
Guru Nanak Bhawan (Ph. No. 0183-2545480)
Guru Nanak Bhavan is also the property of Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, situated O/s. Ghee Mandi Gate near Akal Phula Singh Burj, City center scheme, Amritsar. Executive engineer (Elect) will be the incharge of this control room. Assistant Engineer (Civil)-1 & Assistant Engineer (O-M)-1 will assist the incharge along with the JE’s, one ATP with the building inspector will also assist the incharge of control room. However 24 Beldars, 10 Mail’s, 25 Chowkidars, 50 Safai sewak, 2 Masons, 1 Fiter, 1 Electrician, 2 Work Mistry/Mate, will also be on duty & present in the control room to assist the above officials.
One Ditch Machine, 1 Tipper, 5 (Health) Trolleys, 1 Fire Tender & 1 Car will also be allocated to above staff.
This control room to cover the whole area of Ward No. 1,2,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,46,57,58 & 60 i.e. inner area sikandri gate, hall gate, ram bagh gate, maha singh gate, sheranwala gate, ghee mandi up to S.W. gate, abadi bhushan pura, bagh ramanand, kt. Ahluwalia, jallian wala bagh, kt. Kanahia, hall bazaar, gagar mall road, kt. Sher singh, Bazar Ram Bagh, Kt. Bagian, Kt. Jaimal singh, karmo deori, telephone exchange. Area bounded by G.T. Road starting from Hussianpura chowk to shivala bhayian railway X-ing to upto sunder nagar bazaar R.S.H., judge nagar, joura phatak, rasoolpura, mohakmpura, golden avenue- new golden avenue, maqboolpura, rana garden upto Daburji then road to S.W. village, Partap Nagar, Kapoor Nagar, tej nagar, s.U.S. nagar area between T.T. Road-S.W. Road. o/c road & U.B.D.C. & village verka.
Zone No. 6, Ram Bagh Garden (Ph. No. 0183-2562965)
Zone no. 6 is also zonal office of Municipal Corporation, Amritsar situated in ram bagh garden on madan mohan malviya road, civil line area, Amritsar executive engineer, division no. 2 will be the incharge of this control room. Assistant Engineer (Civil 6,8) & Assistant Engineer (O & M)-6 will assist the incharge control room along with their JE’s, one ATP with his building inspector will also assist the incharge. However, 25 Beldars, 10 Mali’s, 25 Chowkidars, 50 Safai Sewak, 2 Masons, 1 Fiter, 1 Electrician, 2 Work Mistry/Mate, will also be on duty & present in the control room to assist the above officials.
One Ditch Machine, 1 Tipper, 5 (Health) Trolleys, 1 Fire Tender & 1 Car will also be allocated to above staff.
This control room to cover the whole area of Ward No. 42,44,45 (part), 47,48,53,55 & 55 i.e. area between Fatehgarh Churrian Road upto M.C. Road, Race Course Road, Race Course Road upto M.C. Limit, Lawerence Road, M.M. Malvia Road, Race Course Road, Maqbool Road, Mall Road, Nehra Colony, Paris Town, Jawahar Nagar, Batala Road, Tung Pai, Sandhu Colony, dhupsari Area, Rajesh Nagar, Preet Nagar and adjoining areas.
Zone No. 7, Opposite Government Dental College (Ph. No. 0183-2566608)
Zone No. 7 is also a zonal office of MunicipalCorporation, Amritsar situated on Hukum Singh Road leads to Majitha opposite Government Dental College, ZEN (Civil)-4 will be the incharge of this Control room & Assistant Engineer (civil)-7 & assistant Engineer (O & M)-7 along with JE’s will assist the XEN (Civil)-4 and one ATP with his building inspector will also assist the incharge. However 25 Beldars, 10 Mali’s, 25 chowkidars, 50 Safai sewak, 2 Masons, 1 Fiterr, 1 Electrician, 2 Work Mistry/Mate, will also be on duty & present in the control room to assist the above officials.
One Ditch Machine, 1 Tipper, 5 (Health) Trolleys, 1 Fire Tender & 1 car will also be allocated to above team.
This control room to cover the whole area of Ward No. 49,50,51,52,54 & 59 i.e. area bounded by R.H.S. Majitha road upto Sacred Heart School upto Nehru colony, sandhu Colony, Gail Banke Bihari adjoining Batala Road near Joura Kothian to Shivala Road upto Shivala Railway X-ing adjoining Railway X-ing upto Sundar Nagar Bazaar L.H.S. area and village Vallah & some portion of village verka.
Zone No. 5, Putlighar (Ph. No. 0183-6564918)
This is also a zonal office of Municipal corporation, Amritsar in Gali No. 2, sewa Nagar, Putlighar chowk, Amritsar executive Engineer (O & M)-6 will be the incharge of this control Room & Assistant Engineer (civil)-5 & assistant engineer (O & M)-5 along with JE’s will assist the incharge. However 25 Beldars, 10 Mali’s, 25 Chowkidars, 50 Safai Sewak, 2 Masons, 1 Fiter, 1 Electrician, 2 work Mistry/Mate, will also be on duty & present in the control room to assist the above officials.
One ditch Machine, 1 Tipper, 5 (Health) Trolleys, 1 Fire Tender & 1 Car will also be allocated the above officials.
This control room to cover the whole area of Ward No. 29,39,40,41 & 42 i.e. area of Islamabad, Chowk Rajputan near Pipli Sahib Gurdwara, Bara Makhan, Rani Ka Bagh, Khalsa College, G.N.D.U., Guru Nanak Wara, Sewa Nagar, gowal Mandi, Green avenue, White Avenue, area bounded by Maqbool Road, Mall Road & Fatehgarh Churrian Road.
Zone No. 8, Chheharta (Ph. No. 0183-2450535)
It is also a zonal office of Municipal corporation, Amritsar situated on G.T. road, Chheharta near OCM Mills, XEN (O & M)-5 will be the incharge of the control room. Assistant Engineer (civil)-8 & Assistant Engineer (O & M)-8 along with JE’s will assist the incharge control room. One ATP with his building inspector will alsi assist the incharge. However 25 Beldars, 10 Mali’s, 25 Chowkidars, 50 Safai Sewak, 2 Maasons, 1 Fiter, 1 Electrician, 2 Work Mistry/Mate, will also be on duty & present in the control room to assist the above officials.
One ditch Machine, 1 Tipper, 5 (Health) Trolleys, 1 Fire Tender & 1 Car will also be allocated to above team.
This control room to cover the whole area of Ward No. 33,34,35,36,37 & 38 i.e. whole Chheharta area bounded by government Polytechnic Road upto village Kale Bye-Pass upto Gate Way of India place upto M.c. Limit via village Guru ki Wadali, bothside of G.T. road upto M.C. Limit.
Superintendent Engineer (Civil)
Municipal Corporation, Amritsar
DUTIES OF SECTOR OFFICERS
The Duties of the sector officer will be as follows:-
1.. To set up his camp at a control place in the sector.
2. To strat additional relief centres and appoints officers who will be incharge of these centres.
3. To evacute persons whenerver needed.
4. To get supply of necessary articles from the Tehsil HQ of the District HQ.
5. To arrange medical relief parties locally and put demand for such parties form the HQs, if needed.
6. To take affective measures with the help of veterinary assistance to prevent out break of cattle diseases.
7. To arrange cheap grain depot at place other than relief centers, if so warranted by the situation.
8. To have affective liason with the Tehsil Control Room and District Control Room, and;
9. To make adequate arrangement for the proper maintenance of boats.
RESCUE PLANS During flood and natural calamities rescue and relief operations are carried out by the Block Development Officers and their relief team with cooperation of Panchayat functionaries and volunteer organizations operating in their localities. A number of flood/rescue shelters have been identified by them.
LOCATION OF BOATS
The Boats and moter Engines (O.B.M) have been kept at the following places to meet the situation by the respective Tehsil Flood Control Office.
The List Of Trained Moter Boats Driver Is As Under
All the Sub Divisional Magistrates in the District shall maintain a list of 5 more officials of their Sub Divisions who know swimming and can drive the boats/ Moter Engines. The list should be sent to the District Flood Control Officer, Amritsar for record.
The Past experience shows that the Govt. vehicles are not made available by the Departmental Officer immediately when these are needed in connection with the Flood Relief Measures. In order to meet the demand of vehicles the following jeeps shall be ready for attending Flood Relief Duty on one hour notice. All the Departmental Officers of these jeeps should ensure that a hook should be provided with the jeep so that the trailor alongwith boat be sent on receipt of the message from the District Flood Control Officer to the Departmental Officers -
1. Jeep from Jandiala Division, U.B.D.C, Amrtisar.
2. Jeep from Manjitha Division, U.B.D.C, Amrtisar.
3. Jeep from Asstt Registrar, Cooperative Socities, Tarn Taran
4. Jeep from Asstt Registrar, Cooperative Socities, Amrtisar
5. Jeep from Asstt Registrar, Cooperative Socities, Ajnala
6. Jeep from P.W.D, National Highway Circle, Amrtisar.
7. Jeep from Public Health Division, Amrtisar.
8. Jeep from P.W.D, (B & R) Amrtisar.
9. Jeep from Distt welfare Officer, Amrtisar.
10. Jeep from Distt Food Supply & Controller, Amrtisar.
The Sub Divisional Magistrate will also be competent to utilize the Blocks Jeeps in their respective Sub Division for Flood Relief Measures.
The Sub Divisional Magistrate will set up relief camp at the following places to shift the persons of the marooned villages. The relief centre will be looked after by the officer noted against each.
NT, Circle Ramdas.
Asstt Food & Supply Officer, Ajnala.
Supply of essential commodities and service.
Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar will co-ordinate relief operation from all voluntary organizations including the Red Cross for provisions of flood grains and other essential commodities to the flood affected villagers.
All demands with regard to the supply of Tarpals, Gunny Bags, Food and other essential commodities will be met by the Distt. Administration through Food Corporation of India, Amritsar and Distt. Food & Supply Controller, Amritsar and Distt Manager, Markfed, ASR. Officer Incharge of the Flood Control Room should contact them.
The medical aid and medicine required for the flood affected persons will be made available by the nearest Incharge Civil Dispensaries. The Sub Divisional Magistrates should contract the Civil Surgeon, Amritsar in case the medical aid/ medicine are not available in the concerned Civil Dispensaries.
The Veterinary Civil Surgeon of the nearest veterinary Hospital will provide medicines in case of any epidemic diseases amongst the cattle heads. The sector Officer- Incharge of the Relief Centres should contract at Incharge of veterinary Hospital for this purpose. The sub Divisional officer (c) / Distt. Flood control officer will bring all cases where the problem is serious to the notice of Deputy Director, animal Husbandry, Amritsar for suitable action.
Cooperation With Police And Defence Services
In economy like floods, the police assistance can also be obtained; similarly the assistance of the border security force can also be secured. The S.S.P Amritsar and Ajnala khom karan can be contact for providing necessary assistance into this behalf.
In case of grave emergency help of the defence forces is allowed for providing temporary bridges and restoring essential services, repairing branches in the flood areas, work of dropping of air supply become necessary, the same be done and authority of the aerodrome of Raja sansi can be approached for two purpose.
Maintainenance Of Essential Services
In case of serious damage of any crow/ bridge matter should be reported immediately by the incharge of Tehsil Flood control Room to the concerned Executive Engineer, P.W.D (B&R) Amritsar.
A similar intimation should also be given to distt. Flood control officer will take up this matter with higher officers of the department concerned. The matter regarding the supply of electricity should be reported to the officer concerned.
Breaches In Drains And Canals
All cases of breaches in canals / drains should immediately be reported to executive Engineer of canal & Drainage Departments by the respective tehsil Flood control officer.
The distt. Flood control officer on receipt of the information relating to any breach in any drain / canal should take up the matter with the higher officers of the concerned Departments.