Published On : Thu, Aug 13th, 2015

Nagpur Rain: Two dead in Kasturba Nagar, thousands displaced from their homes

Total Administrative failure

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Nagpur: In what could be mentioned as crisis situation, thousands of poor citizens living near Pili Nadi got displaced from their homes as water rushed into their homes early in the morning of August 13, 2015.

Thunder showers has been lashing the city of Nagpur from last night i.e. August 12, 2015, causing water logging at various places in the city.

However the worst hit, were Kaushalya Nagar and Kasturba Nagar which got completely submerged in water within a few hours.

Many families lost all their possessions including clothes, food material, electrical and electronic goods and other valuables. While intense flow of water washed away some goods, some were destroyed by remaining submerged in the water.

IMG_2934One can notice knee deep water right from Automotive square causing many two-wheelers and low-level cars to break down since water entered into the engine.

An old-lady and an infant residents of Kasturba Nagar are dead. Except for MLA Vikas Kumbhare, no other political leader visited the spot. Even the administrative officials did not bother to visit the area.

The fire-department personnel and the police personnel maintained a strict vigil in the area to ensure that no untoward incident occurs in the area.

IMG_2935Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Latkar visited the spot and has deployed additional cops to streamline the evacuation process.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Latkar (Zone-2) visited the spot and spoke to the residents and advised them to move to a safer place on higher grounds. He spoke to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) who is liaisoning with the Collector. The administration is planning to shift the residents to the Transport Plaza for the next two days. After getting a rough estimate, DCP Latkar has made a requisition for food for nearly 2000 people.

All the six sluice gates of Gorewada Dam has been opened to ease the pressure of the water on the dam.

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What happened to the crisis management team and the emergency or quick response in times of crisis? Is the incident at Kaushalya Nagar and Kasturba nagar not a crisis?