The ‘Dhanush’ team of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) — constituted during the tenure of P. Manivannan when he was the Deputy Commissioner of Mysore district to tackle eventualities during rainy season but abandoned after sometime — is all set to be revived now.

Speaking on the matter with SOM here today, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh said, “Preparations are on to appoint 30 to 40 personnel for the Dhanush team which will be equipped with wood-cutters, ropes and equipment required to cut branches of trees, clear clogged drains, remove fallen trees and clear any such obstacles hindering traffic movement when tree branches fall during heavy gale and rain.”

“Citizens can call the MCC Control Room on telephone number 2418800 in case of emergencies during rains to summon the Dhanush team which will be on the alert 24x7,” said Ramesh.

To prepare for the monsoon, Pourakarmikas got many of the drains in all the wards cleared of silt for easy flow of rain water to prevent inundation. MCC Health Assistants and MCC Health Officer Dr. Nagaraj monitored the cleaning operations.

Underground Drainage (UGD) Wing Executive Engineer Venkatadri, speaking to SOM, said that several UGD lines in the city have been cleaned and desilting work was also done to prevent blockages.

However, many residents alleged that fallen branches of trees on roads in many extensions of the city have been left uncleared by MCC authorities.

The MCC authorities have urged the residents to inform them about branches of trees hanging precariously, so that they can be removed before any untoward incidents occur.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore