Bhubaneswar: The Fire Services department in the city has already employed around ten teams comprising four fire personnel each along with all the essential equipment at the low lying areas in the capital city like Gowri garden, Bhimtangi area. The 120 manpower 4 power boats, 44 powers light including 35 for the city, 23 power saws, and 41 infrared lights with generators.
Speaking to Orissa POST deputy fire officer Ramesh Chandra Majhi of Bhubaneswar said, huge water pumps are also ready and also some those are already employed at the areas which have often been submerged during rains in city.
According to the police sources, the security officers are on the toes to face any eventuality during the cyclone ‘Fani’ landfall.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Police have decided to enhance police force deployment at vital business installations, industrial areas, business establishments to check the incidents of vandalism and loot in the aftermath of the cyclone in both Cuttack and Bhubaneswar Urban Districts. It also decided to intensify patrolling at the areas where the power went off and also on the National Highways and State Highways to stop any mischief.
The Commissionerate Police urged the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Arms) to supply two ODRAF teams along with all the necessary equipments to the Reserve Office of the Commissionerate Police for deployment in case of any emergency.
Similarly, the police officials at the ground level have been asked to deploy adequate personnel while escorting relief materials.
The DCPs and other officials have been directed to coordinate with the CESU, BMC, PHED and fire services Department to render necessary help during and after the cyclone ‘Fani’.
The RO officers have also been asked to keep all the necessary equipment including Power saws, emergency lights and additional VHF sets. The mechanical team of Commissionerate Police will be present during the cyclone to repair the VHFs damaged due to the cyclone Fani.
The state police also released a press note regarding its preparedness to tackle the cyclone. Several top IPS officers have been deputed to affected coastal districts to supervise the arrangements that have been taken. A total of 135 police personnel of District police, Home guards and Fire services have been deployed in the coastal districts to facilitate save evacuation of people from low-lying areas of coastal districts.