ICT ask societies to establish flooding control rooms ahead of rains


All housing societies have been directed to establish Flood Control Rooms before the start of the expected rain spell in the capital city by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration.


The notification No 14(1)-HC(G)/2022-48 issued by the district administration stated that all the housing societies and schemes should establish flood control rooms, arrange water pumping equipment and place monitoring teams near vulnerable areas before start of the upcoming rain spell. Further instructed, all nullahs, river right of way passing from area of the owned project must be cleared from any encroachment/debris/garbage. Labour force must be available at the disposal of flood control room of every housing society to meet any eventuality, as mentioned in the issued notification.

Why is this important?

In accordance to the expected next spell of rains, it is greatly important to take preventative measures to avoid any tragic damage. According to sources, a mother and her son were killed in Islamabad in July 2021 as several areas of the city experienced urban flooding after a heavy rainfall. Therefore, it is only responsible for the relevant authorities to be on the alert so that the lives of the public and the property can be protected.

Current Progress

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat has said, “The Islamabad Administration and Metro Corporation Islamabad (MCI) have already established a control room with dedicated rescue teams, equipment and heavy machinery to deal with any kind of situation.”

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