Monday, 19 September 2011

Foundation stone for Primary School laid in Shakurpur. Present Disaster Management only on papers

Delhi requires an independent, effective Disaster Management Ministry - Vijender Gupta

BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta has said that Disaster Management Department of Delhi Government is fully inactive in the capital of India and it is only on papers.  Government knows that Delhi falls within earthquake prone area.  The capital is also on the target of terrorists.  Yet Delhi Government has not developed any system to manage any disaster which may happen in Delhi.  There is also lack of trauma centre in Delhi whereas the Government had declared that trauma centres will be opened in every district. Shri Gupta has demanded Lt. Governor Tejender Khanna that he should form a Nodel Agency for the management of any disaster at his own level.  Such agency should survey entire Delhi and submit a time bound report to the Lt. Governor so that the Lt. Governor may take action in coordination with Central and Delhi Governments. 

            Shri Gupta was addressing the people present on the occasion of laying foundation stone of a primary school of 15 rooms to be constructed at the cost of Rs. 1.13 crores by the MCD.  He told that all the construction works by the MCD during last five years have been completed with earthquake resistant technique so that these buildings could easily face earthquake etc.  It may be mentioned that except Leuyten zones entire Delhi is unsafe.  All the Government hospitals in Delhi can not meet the requirement of any sudden disaster in Delhi.  Everybody knows that during the last 15 days earthquake shocks were felt twice in Delhi.  Entire Delhi falls within earthquake prone area.  The buildings in Delhi are not earthquake resistant.  Delhi has been shocked by earthquake and the terrorist attack, but the Delhi Congress Government is not worried about the people of Delhi.  Hence it has not developed any disaster management system in Delhi as yet.

            Here the roads are unplanned.  The power-water lines are not systematic and spread in a dangerous manner.  On the international standards Delhi is 20 years behind many countries of the world in the field of disaster management.  Delhi has also been the target of terrorists.  After the bomb blast at Delhi High Court on 7th September, people continued to enquire about the condition of their family members, but the Disaster Management Department could not provide information to the citizens.  Entire Delhi had seen the failure of Disaster Management Department of Delhi in the Lalita Park building collapse incident.  Even the helpline number of this Department does not work.  Delhi Government does not understand the importance of this Department.  Hence this Department is neglected under the control of Revenue Department. 

            Addressing the people present on the foundation stone laying function, the Mayor of Delhi Rajni Abbi told that the priority of MCD is education and health.  BJP has planned to open schools in the neglected areas of Delhi where no good school has been opened for the education of children.  There is continuous progress in this direction.  The school at Shakurpur was in a very bad shape.  Now a good primary school of 15 rooms will be constructed in which in the first shift boys and in the second shift girls will get education.  BJP Councillor Ms. Lata Gupta welcomed the guests, parents, students and local citizens. 

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