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Disaster response force launched

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K.T Rama Rao, informed that installation of four lakh CCTV cameras has been completed in the city, under the Safe City initiative.

The total cameras to be installed under the initiative is 10 lakh, he said, speaking after the launch of disaster response force of GHMC’s Enforcement, Vigilance and Disaster Management wing (EVDM). The seeds for setting up the EVDM wing were sown after eight workers lost their lives in a building collapse incident at Nanakramguda. There is a need to increase the strength of the disaster response force and set up exclusive teams in different zones, for taking up relief operations without delay during emergencies, the Minister said. The GHMC will also be setting up an exclusive enforcement wing with 250 to 300 staff, he added. Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan, CP Anjani Kumar legislator Ch. Ramachandra Redy, HMDA Commissioner T.Chiranjeevulu, MD, HMR N.V.S.Reddy were present.

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