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Mumbai: Upgraded disaster management room for every ward a must, says Ajoy Mehta


Earlier today in the opening ceremony of the new disaster management rooms, MCGM Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta announced that every municipal wards will have a upgraded disaster management rooms.

Every 24 wards have given information of the same, the main offices of the emergency room have given notices about this, Ajoy added.

A data analysis room have been build to monitor these disaster management rooms. A total of Rs 7 crore was spent to build this new emergency wards. This new ward is equipped with the new equipment’s.

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A litigation management system to manage the thousand of court cases of BMC was inaugurated today along with upgraded disaster management rooms.

BMC school children will be educated on what needs to be done if there is a disaster around them, said Uddhav Thackarey, who was also present at the event.

The government has brought Mumbai under CCTV surveillance and with it now integrated with the BMC disaster control room it’s going to be more beneficial, said CM Devendra Fadanavis.

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BMC has opened this emergency disaster rooms in October 1999, since then the emergency disaster rooms are active and every disaster of Mumbai has been under surveillance of this room.

Implement the extended basement cell at the headquarters building has now been transferred to the second floor of the same building. The control room will have more than 70 staff working 24 hours. 6,200 mm long and 1,744 mm tall video wall has been made available in this place. Geographic Information System (GIS) is included in the Disaster Management Cell Perform a pivotal role through its emergency aid activities.

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To inaugurate this upgraded disaster management rooms, Maharashtra Chief minister Devendra Fadanavis was present, also Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackarey was present for this ceremony. Others known leaders like Subhash Desai, Aaditya Thackerey, Vinod Tawde were also present at the ceremony.