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Flood Control Mechanism

Arrangements For Flood Seasons

In order to cope up with the monsoons, I&F.C. Deptt. undertakes pre-monsoon anti water-logging & flood control measures every year, like desilting of all the Trunk Drains, Restoration of anti erosion works like spurs, installation of control rooms and check post at various stations etc.

A flood control order, giving contingencies plans to meet any serious floods in river yamuna, is issued every year prior to onset of monsoons.

The following machinery is set into operation for disaster management during extra-ordinary floods.

Constitution of Apex Committee:-

An Apex Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble Chief Minister, Delhi to recommend, supervise and co-ordinate flood control measures in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Composition of the committee is as under:

1. Hon'ble Chief Minister, Delhi - Chairperson
2. All Ministers, Delhi Govt.
3. All M.P.'s from Delhi (Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha)
4. Sh. Rajesh Jain, MLA
5. Sh. Prahlad Singh Sawhney, MLA
6. Sh. Veer Singh Dhingan, MLA
7. Sh. Kanwar Karan singh, MLA
8. Sh. Devendra Yadav, MLA
9. Chief Secretary, Delhi
10. Principal Secretary ( Rev.)- Cum-Divisional Commissioner, Delhi
11. Principal Secretary (Urban Development), Delhi
12. General Officer Commanding, Army, Delhi Area, Delhi Cantt -110010
13. Member (River Management)/ Chief Engineer (North Zone),C.W.C. Govt. of India
14. Commissioner of Police, Delhi
15. Development Commissioner/Pr. Secretary (I&FC), Govt. of Delhi
16. Vice Chairman, D.D.A
17. Commissioner, M.C.D-East,North,South.
18. Principal Secretary, P.W.D.
19. Pr. Secretary (Health), Delhi
20 E-in C, N.D.M.C
21. Commissioner (Transport)
22. Commissioner (Food & Supplies)
23. Chief Engineer (Irrigation & Flood Control), Zone-I/Zone-II.
24. Director General, Mobile Civil Engineering Force Army.
25. Director General, Home Guard and Civil Defence
26. Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Jal Board
27. Chairman, B.S.E.S./NDPL
28. Chief General Manager, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
29. Chairman, standing Committee, MCD- East, North, South.
30. Chairman, DJB

Secertary (Rev.)-Cum-Divisional Commissioner, who is incharge of Flood Control and Relief measures functions as Convenor Secretary of the Committee and shall be assissted by D.C. (East) in discharging these functions.

The Apex Committee will normally meet by the last week of June, and  subsequently at such times as necessitated by exigency of flood situation as assessed by the Central Flood Control Room (vested with the responsibility) and clarified subsequently.


A Central Flood Control Room will be established to assist the Apex committee would function round the clock in the Office of  the D.C. (East) L.M. Bund, Shastri Nagar, Delhi w.e.f. 15th June 2012 to 15th Oct. 2012 every year or till monsoon withdraws, whichever is later. The S.D.M. Gandhi Nagar will be the Officer-in-charge of the Central Flood Control Room. Contact Telephone No. of this Control Room will be 22051234 (Disaster Management Cell) 22047073.

 The following organizations/offices depute a Liaison Officer (of a fairly senior level) to be available in this control Room in each shift:-

1. MCD and NDMC
2. Police
3. Transport
4. Health
5. Home Guards & Civil Defence
6. Food & Civil Supplies
7. Irrigation & Flood Control Deptt. Govt. of Delhi.
8. Delhi Development Authority
9. Education Department
10. P.W.D., Govt. of Delhi

Delhi Jal Board

The name of Liaison Officers along with details like the Telephone Numbers and official/residential addresses shall be communicated to the Officer-in-Charge before 15th June 2012 and the liaison officers shall be present in the Flood Control Room after receipt of the first warning signal, as explained under the "Scheme of Operation".


Liaison Officers from Army/Air Force shall also posted to the Central Flood Control room when the Army /Air Force help is requisitioned by the Government of Delhi.

Functions of Central Flood Control Room

Following are the functions of Central Flood Control Room:-

1. To receive flood warnings and other related information.
2. To submit Flood situation reports to the Hon'ble LG, Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Divisional Commissioner and Secretary (I&FC) every evening, or as and when the circumstances may require.
3. To convey Flood situation reports and orders relating to flood control measures to the Sector Officers/Sector Control Rooms and the concerned Organisations/Departments of the Administration (through their Liaison Officers).
4. To issue necessary Flood warnings and directions for evacuation.
5. To arrange necessary food articles and relief supplies.
6. To maintain Liaison with Upper Yamuna Division of C.W.C., R.K. Puram, New Delhi and Army/Air Force, when ever required.
7. To maintain a fleet of vehicles needed for mobility of staff and the relief measures.

The control Room shall maintain a log-book of the messages received and despatched by it. The directions received from the senior officers and transmitted shall also recorded in the log-book under the initials of the Officer incharge.


Control Room of Irrigation & Flood Control Departmnet

A Control Room will be also set up at ISBT, in the office of the chief engineer (I&F), Govt. of Delhi, which will start functioning from 15th June, 2012 to 15th Oct. 2012 or till monsoon withdraws, whichever is later. This Control room will remain in constant touch with wireless station at Katwaria Sarai-Central Water Commission; in the Office of the D.C. (East), L.M. Bund, Shastri Nagar. Delhi, and will coordinates the activities of the Flood Control Deptt.

In addition to the above, a number of regional posts and wireless stations of Flood Control Deptt. will be set up at the following important locations along river Yamuna, Najafgarh Drain, Supplementary Drain, Jahangir Puri Outfall Drain and Trunk Drain No. 1 to monitor the situation regarding floods or drainage congestion & handle any eventuality, effectively:

Sl. No. River/Drain Name of Wireless Post Location
River Yamuna (i) Palla Palla Store, CD-VI
(ii) Jhangola Jhangola Store, CD-VI
(iii) Hiranki Hiranki Store, CD-VI
(iv) Jagatpur Jagatpur Bund RD 1450 m, CD-VI
(v) Left Forward Bund L.F. Bund Store, CD-IV
(vi) Mughal Bund Mughal Bund Store, CD-III
(vii) L.M. Bund Office Complex, S.E.(FC-I)
(viii) Jaitpur

Jaitpur Store, CD-V

(ix) Chilla Chilla Store, CD-III
Najafgarh Drain (i) Dhansa Dhansa Store, CD-I
(ii) Chawala Chawala Store, CD-I
(iii) Kakraula Kakraula Store, CD-I
(iv) Basaidarapur Office Complex, CD-XIII
(v) Bharat Nagar Office Complex, CD-II
(vi) Rohini Office Complex, CD-VI
(vii) Kanjhawala Kanjhawala Store, CD-VIII
Supplementary Drain (i) Nangloi Office Complex, MD-I
(ii) Rohini Office Complex, CD-IX
4. Jahangirpuri Outfall Drain Gopalpur Gopalpur Store, CD-X
5. Trunk Drain No.-I T.D. No.-I RD 10300 M, CD-IV
6. DDA-Naseerpur Drain Naseerpur Naseerpur Store, CD-I

The above Flood Control Posts will be connected with the Flood Control Room at ISBT and Central Flood Control Room in the Office of Deputy Commissioner (East) through a network of wireless sets, to transmit/receive messages.

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