Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The long-awaited pre-monsoon showers lashed the city eventually on Saturday throwing life completely out of gear and exposing the city custodian's preparedness to deal with the monsoon. Taken completely aback by almost two inches of rainfall, city authorities are making efforts to deal with situations arising during heavy showers.
While West Discom has released Whatsapp number zone-wise for people to lodge complaints about power outages during rains, the municipal commissioner ordered for cleaning all the storm water lines and sewage lines, whereas branches of trees were chopped off at many places.
Discom releases WhatsApp Nos for power woes during rains
Madhya Pradesh West Zone Electricity Distribution Company has issued WhatsApp numbers to help consumers in Indore city facing power outages during the rainy season.
Consumers under each zone of the city can get help related to electricity supply on these numbers.
The complaints received on these numbers will be sent immediately to the team on the ground to normalise the power supply at the earliest.
“Only messages can be sent on these WhatsApp numbers, calls will not be attended,” West Discom clarified.
Apart from this, complaints related to the supply of consumers will also be registered on the centralised call centre 1912, zone's local number and Urjas app.
City superintending engineer Manoj Sharma said that many measures have been taken for the convenience of the consumers during the rainy season. Sharing WhatsApp numbers with consumers is one of them, he added
Now instead of one in each zone, there will be three autos on duty every day, with the help of which the electricity workers will be able to reach the site to address the complaints. Electricity workers will be present for electrical services round the clock in different shifts in the zone.
Zone WhatsApp number
Goel Nagar 8989983790
OPH East 8989983885
Tilak Nagar 8989788944
Kalani Nagar 8989983703
Sangam Nagar 8989984091
Subhash Chowk 8989984092
Aranya Nagar 8989997022
Electronic Complex 8989991292
Malwa Mill 8989984160
Sanwer Road 8989983563
Vijay Nagar 8989984170
-------------South division ------------
Daly College 8989991290
Mechanic Nagar 8989984230
OPH South 8989984281
---------------Central division -------------
Gumashta Nagar 8989983881
Rajendra Nagar 8989984361
Raj Mohalla 8989997084
Pal inspects stormwater lines
In view of the rainy season, municipal commissioner Pratibha Pal inspected the major roads of the city and stormwater line and chamber cleaning works at various places.
She inspected stormwater line and chamber cleaning works at AB Road, BRTS Marg, Khajrana Square, LIG Link Road, LIG Square, Vijay Nagar Square, Opposite Meghdoot Garden, Scheme No 54, Opposite Nakshatra Garden and other major roads.
She ordered for making necessary arrangements for drainage in areas where water logging situations arise due to excessive rains.
Pruning of trees
Indore Municipal Corporation has intensified the drive to chop off branches of trees touching power poles and power lines which can lead to power faults.
While reviewing the tree pruning campaign, the municipal commissioner directed officials concerned to ensure that requests for tree pruning received through CM Helpline, Indore 311 Helpline should be addressed at the earliest.
Garden department officials informed Pal that the drive has been intensified between Choithram Mandi to Rajendra Nagar, Gopur Sauare to Footi Kothi, Hawa Bungalow to Footi Kothi, ITI intersection to Bajrang Nagar, Mhow Naka Main road etc.