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After the sewerage treatment plant accident in Chamoli, the government has now ordered safety audit of all sewerage treatment plants and drinking water pumping stations. Secretary Drinking Water Arvind Singh Hyanki has asked to submit the report within a week.
In view of the threat of electrocution in the monsoon season amid the Chamoli incident, Secretary Drinking Water Hyanki has directed the Managing Director of Drinking Water Corporation and Chief General Manager of Jal Sansthan to all sewerage treatment plants, drinking water pumping plants and other places where electricity is not available in the state. Supply plays a major role, they have been asked to ensure electrical safety measures. In his order, with the help of competent technical experts in all the plants, he has asked to conduct safety audit of the safety standards in the power supply systems within a week. He has asked to submit its report within a week.
PMO and Union Home Ministry took details from CM
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami gave full details to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Union Home Ministry regarding the death of 16 people and injuries to 11 people due to electrocution in the STP of Namami Gange project in Chamoli. Along with the information about the incident, the Chief Minister told about the action and guidelines taken at the government and administration level. The Chief Minister informed the Union Home Minister that the District Magistrate has been ordered for a magisterial inquiry into the incident. The injured have been brought to AIIMS Rishikesh by air ambulance.
CM had to return due to bad weather, reached AIIMS
The Chief Minister left for Chamoli in a helicopter to take stock of the situation after visiting the spot. But the helicopter could not land due to bad weather. Meanwhile, the CM reached Rishikesh to know the condition of the six injured Mahesh Kumar, Narendra Lal, Anand, Sushil Kumar, Sandeep Mehra, PRD Ramchandra, who were admitted to the Higher Center AIIMS. He reached AIIMS and inquired about the injured from the doctors and wished them a speedy recovery.
Told the doctors, there should be no shortage in treatment
The CM expected the doctors that there should be no shortage in the treatment of the injured. Talked to AIIMS management in this regard as well. The Chief Minister expressed grief over the accident. He wished peace to the souls of the deceased and patience to their bereaved families.