mcgm-2The MCGM doesn’t want to be caught napping this monsoon. So, apart from fixing roads and de-silting nullahs they even plan to plunge their own men in the thick of things. The civic body wants all their employees to take swimming lessons, so that in case disaster strikes, they will be able to help the marooned. It is not only the Army and the National Disaster Response force who are on standby this monsoon. Now even MCGM workers are ready to plunge into action to help you. The civic body is planning to train its workers to brave through troubled waters in case the city faces another deluge-like situation this monsoon. Because of time constraints the monsoons are expected to strike sooner. 350 employees who already know swimming will be trained at the MCGM swimming pools for eight to 10 days. The rest will be trained after the monsoon to build a stronger force for next year. While conducting a survey MCGM found that many people from the disaster department also don’t know swimming. The administration’s logic is that they can’t save themselves, how will they save others so they took the decision of compulsory swimming lessons. The disaster management cell has sent a proposal to seniors for their approval. This year, the MCGM has roped in an Army unit and 300 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force for July. It has also trained 72 people, including firemen, to swim in strong flowing currents. Bureau report – NMTV News.

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