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 Mumbai B Ward Plan

1. Introduction

1.1 Location of Ward

The B ward office is located at Municipal Office Bldg,Babulla Tank Cross Lane, opposite J.J. Hospital

Its boundary extends

     ·  South Side :upto Lokmanya Tilak Marg.

      · North Side :upto Jinabhai Mulji Road, Shivdas Chapasi Road Ramchandra Bhatt Marg.

      · East Side : upto P.D’mello Road

      · West Side :upto Ibrahim Rehamtulla Road., Abdul Rehaman Street.

1.2  Area and Divisions of Ward

The Ward covers an area of 2.47 square kilometres. The approximate population of the ward is 1,16,529 with an additional day-time floating population of 50,000.

The Ward is under the jurisdiction of D.C.P., Zone I and ‘B’ Traffic Division. There are 2 Fire Bridge Stations 1) Memonwada Fire Station and 2) Mandvi Fire Station. There are Central and Harbour Railway Stations at 1) Sandhurst Road and 2) Masjid Bunder. The Ward comes under Mandvi Telephone Exchange.

1.3 Historical, religious and tourist centres

There are 13 centres of historical/religious or tourist places. Their details are given below.

Name of centre or event with date
Type (historical, religious, tourist, sports, political centre)
Historical, Tourist, Political
Location
Number of people visiting daily or forthe specific event
Jain Mandir Religious 200 yrs. old monument Abdul Rehman St. Jn. Pydhoni 200 people daily
Abdul Rehman Shah Darga Religious 200 yrs. old monument Jn. M.E. Sarang st. More than 1000 people visit daily
Shani Mandir Religious 150 yrs. old monument Samantbhai Nanji Marg. On Saturday about 300 people
Khoja Masjid Religious 100 yrs. old (celebration of 30-10-98) Samuel Street, Hajrat Abbas Road. More than 1000 people daily
Dongri Jail Historical   Samanthabhai Nanji Road, Umarkhadi.  
Ghadiyal Godi Historical / Port Constructed in time of British Govt. P.D’mello Road 2000 people daily
Zakeria Masjid Religious 100 yrs. Zakeria Masjid Road/Mahammod Ali Road. 1000 People daily
Pydhoni Police Station Historical 100 yrs Ibrahim Rahimtulla Road  
Mahavir Swami jain Temple Religious 100 yrs old Pydhoni V.V. Chowk 200 people
Gate of mercy Synagogue (Shaar Ha-Rahamin) Religious 1796 Rebuilt in 1860 Samuel Street 100 people daily
Mughal Masjid Religious 100 yrs. Old Imamwada Road 500 people daily
St. Joseph’s Church Religious built in 1930-1932 Jail Road, Dongri. About 100 people
Shaar Rason Synagogue Religious built in 1843 Dontad Cross Lane, 90, Tantanpura St. 100 people daily

1.4 Power stations/Electrical installations (receiving station)

There is Tata Power Receiving Station at Sant Tukaram Marg behind Carnac Bridge.

1.5      Water Supply and Sanitation

The ward receives water supply three times a day.

The timings are    5.00 A.M. to 6.30 A.M.
                           8.30 P.M. to 10.00 P.M.
                          3.45 P.M. to 5.20 P.M.

The ward has 7 open wells at

1) 118 M/s. Kirit Fright & Holding Pvt. Ltd.
Wadi Bunder Military camp, 
M.S. Rothod Marg, Mumbai – 400 009 (Central Rly.)
2) 281, Samuel Street, Mumbai – 400 003 (Private)
3) 215, Samuel st. Mumbai – 400 003 (Private)
4) 270, Nagdevi st. Masjid, Mumbai – 400 003 (Private)
5)27, Sarang St. (Masjid), Mumbai – 400 003(Private)
6) 65, Abdul Rehman Street (Parsi Agyari) (Private)
7) 41, Ibrahim Mohammed Ali Road.      (Private)

1.6 Proposed Developments

Under the BMC development plan the proposed developments as stated below

Sr.No
Developments
Nos.
Sr.No
Developments
Nos.
1) Play Grounds 10 2) Recreation Grounds 20
3) Municipal Schools 7 4) Private Primary Schools 2
5) Seconday Schoold 2 6) Maternity Homes 2
7) Dispensary 1 8) Library 3
9) Road Depot 1 10) Packing Lot 11
11) Transport Garage 2 12) Municipal Chowky 2
13) Refuse Shed 2 14) P.S.C. Blocks 3
15) Municipal Offices 1 16) Telephone Exchange 3
17) BEST Sub-Station 1 18) BEST Receiving Station 1
19) Public Housing 1 20) House for dishoused 9
21) High Density Housing 9 22) Police Station 1
23) Civil Defence 1 24) Urban Renewal & Reconstruction Scheme 5

In addition, infrastructure projects to be taken up in the ward includes a road over road project from Mohammed Ali Road Jn. Lokmanya Tilak Road to J.J. Hospital Junction at Ibrahim Rahimatulla Road Jn Ramchandra Bhatt Marg. 

2.      Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis

2.1     Floods

There are pavement dwellers in the ward who get affected due to flooding. These include the
1) Hutments on Jinabhai Mulji Rathod Road and
2) Hutments on P.D’mello Road.
The following places are low-lying areas prone to flooding in monsoon :
1)       Jinabhai Mulji Rathod Marg near Nityanand Hotel.
2)       Kaklis chowk-junction of P.D’mello Road and Jinabhai Mulji Rathod Marg.
3)      Mohamed Ali Road near Mandvi Telephone exchange.
4)      Masjid Railway Station (East Side)
5)       J.J. Hospital junction of J.J.Rd and Ramchandra Bhatt Marg.
Rail tracks between Sandhurst Road station to Masjid Bunder station get submerged during heavy rains

The following sites are chronic drainage choking sites :
1) Sydenham Compound.
2) J.B. Shah Marg.
3)  P.D’mello Road near B.P.T. Dispensary.
4) P.D’mello Road B.P.T. Utkarsha Nagar
5) Nandlal Jain Marg

2.2 Fires

In the ward, the following places can be considered as difficult for fire-fighting

1) Nakhoda
2) Nagdevi Cross Lane.
3)Narayan Dhuru Cross Lane.

The are 2 fire stations which has the following capacities.

Category
Memonwada Fire Station
Mandvi Fire Station
Manpower

Officers – 5
Fireman – 57
Leader fireman – 7
Driver Operator - 14

Officers – 2
Fireman – 39
Leader fireman – 9
Driver Operator - 8

Equipment’s Fire Engines - 2

Fire Engines – 2
Water Tanker – 1
Ambulance – 1

Specialised Equipment’s NIL NIL

Major fires have occurred at the following places :
1) Masjid Station surrounding area (Bhatt Bazar, Samuel St. Kazi Sayad St. etc.)
2) Masjid Siding (Surat St, Ahmedabad St, Solapur St. etc.)
3) Janjikar Street & Bhandari Street Jun. Raghunath Maharaj marg.
2.3 Earthquakes and house crashes

Most of the buildings in this ward are relatively old stock. There are 3290 cessed buildings in the ward out of which 15 buildings have been identified as dilapidated and dangerous for occupation. There are 28 B.I.T. chawls at the following locations :-

1) Chinch Bunder B.I.T. Chawls.                       7
2) Imamwada B.I.T. Chawls                              7
3) Sydenham Compound B.I.T. Chawls.       10
4) Mandavi Koliwada                                           4

32 buildings have been taken up for repairs under the Buildings and Repair Board programme for the year 1998-99. The list is given below :

Sr.No. Name of the Building Sr.No. Name of the Building
1) 69-75, Mircvhi Galli. (New Bardan Galli) 17) 189-191, Nagdevi Street
2) 4/4-A, Nawroji Hill Road No.1 18) 21-25, Nishanpada Road
3) 3/3-A, Dhobi Street 19) 2, Tandel Street
4) 318-320, Samuel Street 20) 24-28, P.D’mello Road
5) 45, Janjikar Street 21) 160-170, Sherif Devji Street
6) 72-84, Old Nagpada (M.E. Sarang Street) 22) 5-A, Israil Mohalla
7) 24-28, Tantanpura 23) 264-268, Samuel Street
8) 90, Zakeria Masjid Street 24) 64, Tontad Street
9) 138-140, J.B. Shah Marg. 25) 10, Nawroji Hill Road No. 5
10) 23-25, Janjikar Street 26) 19-25-A, Nishanpada Cross Lane
11) 23-A, Memonwada Road 27) 11, Keshavji Naik Road
12) 25, Keshavji Naik Marg 28) 191-193, Nishanpada Road
13) 134-138, Nishanpada Road 29) 11, Keshavji Naik Road
14) 71-77, Samuel Street 30) 236-238, Nishanpada Road
15) 24-36, Old Bengalipura 31) 282-284, Samuel Street
16) 139-141, Nagdevi Street. 32) 260-268, Yusuf Meharali Road.

2.4 Road Accidents
The following road section have been identified as accident prone spots  
Road section
Reason for it being accident prone (high speed area, blind spot, schools/ residential area, market)
Precautionary measures already taken (speed breakers, presence of traffic constable, zebra crossing, traffic signal)
Yusuf Meherali Road (Masjid St. to Javeri Bazar) Pedestrian and vehicular traffic All precautionary Measures already taken.
P.D’mello Road Heavy vehicular Traffic and hutment dwellers are there - do -
Mohammad Ali Road Heavy Vehicular Traffic - do -
S.V.P.Road from Dongri Charnull to Bhendi Bazar Heavy Vehicular Traffic - do -

The following roads are

one-way

1) Dr. Meisheri Road
2) Nawroji Hill Road No.1,2,4,5,7,9
3) Samantbhai Nanji Marg,
4) First Flank Road and Second Flank Road
5)Keshavji Naik Road,
6) Samuel Street
7) Nishanpada Road
8) M.E. Sarang Marg,
9) Zakeria Masjid Road,
10) Memonwada Road,
11) kambekar Street,
12) Narsi Natha Street,
13) Kazi Sayyed Street
14) Daryasthan Street,
15) V.V. Chandan Marg,
16) Sherif Devji Street,
17) Dhobi Street
18) Nagdevi Street
19) Narayan Dhuru Street,
20) Bibijan Street
21) Narayan Dhuru Cross Lane
22) Nagdevi Cross Lane
23) Bhaijipala Lane,
24) Sarang Street,
25) Bhandari Street,
26) Madhavrao Rokade Marg,
27) Janjikar Street,
28) Part of Ibrahim merchant Marg,
29) Abdul Rehman Street,
30) Miya Ahmed Chotani Marg,
31) Raichur Street,
32) Solapur Street,
33) Poona Street,
34) Kalyan Street
35) Thane Street,
36) Kurla Street,
37) Masjid Siding Street,
38) Clive Road,
39) Nandlal Jain Marg,
40) Russel Street,
41) Sant Tukaram Marg. 

Pedestrian Plaza

1) Nakhada Street, 2) Masjid Stt. to Zaveri Bazar, 3) Masjid Stt. to Mahammod Ali Road.road subway:

Heavy peak time traffic roads:

1) Ibrahim Rahimtulla Road
2) Mohamedali Road
3) Yusuf Meheralli Road,
4) P.D’mello Road,
5) Sant Tukaram Marg,
6) Keshavji Naik Marg,
7) Jivraj Bhanji Shah Marg,
8) Narsi Natha Street

Heavy pedestrian congestion roads

1) Nakhoda Street,
2) Mrudungacharya Koli Marg,
3) Abdul Rehman Street
4) Nagdevi Street,
5) Raghunath Maharaj Marg,
6) Yusuf Meheralli Road,

2.5 Industrial and Chemical Accidents

The following locations have storage of hazardous goods

Location Hazardous Chemicals stored Physical range of consequences (leakage or fire/explosion)
M/s. Issabhai Fire Works, 120/6, Carnac Road, Mumbai - 3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. Issabhai Fire Works 4-D, Mandvi Koliwada, Mumbai –3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. Issabhai Fire Works 88, Mohamad Ali Road, Mumbai –3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. K.Fida Ali & Co., 84-P, Mohamad Ali Road, Mumbai - 3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. Supreme Metal Industries, 90-F, Mohamad Ali Road, Mumbai –3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. New Veriaty Stores, 90-G, Mohd. Ali Road, Mumbai - 3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. Lamiya Gulam Hussain, 87-A, Mohd. Ali, Road, Mumbai -3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. Hakim A. Kaka & Sons, Shop No. 5, Maskati House, 76, Mohd. Ali. Road, Mumbai -3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. Elite Fire Works, 71-71E, Bibijan Street, Shop No. 12, 9 Mohd. Ali. Road, Mumbai - 3 Fire Crackers Fire explosion
M/s. Alite Traders, 90B, Mohd. Ali. Road, Mumbai - 3 Fire Crackers Fire Explosion
I.R. Road, Near Sydenham Compound, Mumbai -3 Petrol & Diesel. Fire explosion
L.T. Road & Mohd. Ali Rd. Jun. Mumbai - 3 Petrol & Diesel. Fire explosion
S.V.P. Road, & Meisheri Road, Junction. Petrol & Diesel. Fire explosion
P.D’mello Road Junction S.V.P. Road, opp. Traffic Chowky, Mumbai -3 Petrol & Diesel. Fire explosion
Miya Ahmed Chotani Marg & Mohd. Ali. Road Junction, Mumbai -3 Petrol & Diesel. Fire explosion
P.D’mello Road, East Side Footpath, Near Ghadial Godi, Mumbai -9 Petrol & Diesel. Fire explosion
M/s. Ratnashi Shamji, Godown No.104, Zaveri Bldg. Behind 2nd Flank Road, Mumbai -3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Keniya Trading, 220, Narsi natha Street, Bhat Bazar, Mumbai –3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Roopchand S. Parmar, 26/32, I.M.M. Road, Mumbai -3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Kenia & Company, 215, Narsi Natha Street, Mumbai -3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Ratnashi Shamji Godown No. 105, 2nd Flank Road, Mumbai - 3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Jyoti Trading, 118, keshavji Naik Road, Mumbai - 9 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Ratanashi Shamji & Co. 21, Keshavji Naik Road, Mumbai - 9 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
The State Trading Corporation of India (G0vt.), 159-159A, Mallet Road, Mumbai -3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Ratanshi Shamji & Co., 115, Keshavji Naik Road, Mumbai -9 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Raja Enterprises, 93/7, Dr. Meisheri Road, Mumbai - 9 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Ahamad Mohd. Husain, 843, Goodluck Mansion, Nishanpada, Mumbai -3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Kanubhaiji Shah 23, Chinch Bunder, Mumbai - 9 Edible Oil & Fats Fire
M/s. Gowardhan & Co., 33/36, Mukri Street, Mumbai - 3 Edible Oil & Fats Fire

2.6 Cyclones

The B.P.T. Coastal area is prone to cyclone impact.

3. Response Structure

When the disaster situation is localised at ward level and can be managed locally, the ‘B’ ward plan will come into operation. However, a disaster situation may cover the entire city which would call for co-ordination of activities not only at the city level but also at the ward level.

The response structure given in the ward plan essentially limits itself to micro-level intervention. When more than one ward are affected, BMC control room which is the co-ordinating authority, would expect the ward officers to co-ordinate the activities at the ward level with the line agencies such as Fire Brigade, Police etc. The responsibilities for all the ward level functionaries have been identified.

3.1 Responsibilities of ‘B’ Ward Officer

On the receipt of warning or occurrence of the disaster, the ‘B’ Ward Officer will be required to be in preparedness by undertaking the following :

Establish a Ward Control Room with the following :

· Direct telephone contact with BMC Control Room

· A supervisor of the rank of S.E./J.E to be in-charge of control room.

· Labourers from conservancy staff to be kept in readiness for undertaking any emergency work

· Required equipments such as :

     · digging tools

     · choke clearing equipments

     · ropes

     · tree-cutting saws

     · portable search lights

     · batteries

     · megaphones

     · gas cutters

     · J.C.B

     · proclain

     · beam cutters

     · generators

The ward officer will act as Site Officer responsible for co-ordination of field activities of various line departments. The ward officer will also be responsible for providing support to line agencies so as to enable them to operate efficiently. As the Site Officer, he would be in constant touch with BMC Control Room and the field officers from

Police (Law and Order) :                     DCP, Zone I

Police (Traffic)                 :                    Divisional Police Inspector, B division

Fire Brigade                    :                    Station Officers, Imamwada and Mandvi Fire Brigade

Railways                         :                    Station Masters of Sandhurst Road and Masjid

BEST (Transport)          :                    Assistant Traffic Superintendents

Government Hospitals :                   Medical Officer casualty ward, J.J. Hospital

MTN                                 :                    LArea Manager, Mandvi Exchange

BEST (Power)               :                    Station Engineer

Revenue, GOM              :                    Officer designated by Collector, Mumbai City District

The ward officer should ensure that all BMC officers on disaster duty use the official shoulder bands with BMC emblem for easy identification.

The ward officer will provide all information as given in the ward plan to the field officers of the line departments.

The ward officer will be directly responsible for the execution of the following tasks through BMC staff :

· rescue operations during house collapses in co-ordination with fire brigade

· ensure transport of injured to hospitals on priority

· transport of dead to the hospitals/corpse disposal

· anti-flooding operations

· clearing of debris

· salvage operations

· clearing of uprooted trees

· repairs to damaged roads, water supply and drainage

The ward officer will provide and co-ordinate arrangements for

· transportation/shifting of stranded or affected persons through BMC vehicles, private vehicles and MSRTC buses

· temporary shelters with emergency food and water.

· issue of passes and identification stickers for vehicles on relief duty

· issue of passes and identity cards to relief personnel including the persons from NGOs

· setting-up of Information Centre at the site

[Requisitioning of private transport vehicles, temporary shelters can be done through the Collectorate]

The ward officer will ensure through the Medical Officer (Health)

· Preventive medicine and anti-epidemic actions

· Providing special information required regarding precautions

· Supervision of food, water supplies, sanitation and disposal of waste

· Damage assessment will be carried out as per the pro forma

The ward officer will enlist the support of NGOs and private sector for response operations. The NGOs active in the ward along with their expected role is given in the Annexure.

The ward officer will report to BMC Control Room on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate additional requirements. 

3.2 Responsibilities of DCP, Zone I

The DCP’s office will be responsible for the following field activities in co-ordination with the ward officer :

· Shifting of the injured to the hospitals on a priority and providing bandobast for crowd control at the hospital

· Cordoning of area to restrict movement of on-lookers, vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

· Guarding of property/valuables in affected area

· Providing easy access to rescue and relief personnel/vehicles

· Ensuring proper identification , inquest procedure and Corpse disposal

· Panchanamas will be prepared as per police procedure

· Crowd control especially outside Railway stations, bus stations and schools

· Police bandobast near railway stations, bus stations and schools

· Extensive mobile patrolling

· Arrangements for transportation/shifting

· Law and order and control of anti-social elements

· Use of public address system to provide information to the public. Sign boards may be used to provide information and declare areas out of bounds.

· Enlist support of Mohalla Committees for maintaining peace and for rumour control

· Information centre to organise sharing of information with mass media and community

· Communicate to police control room details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

3.3 Responsibilities of Divisional Police Inspector (Traffic), B Division

The Divisional Police Inspector (Traffic) in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will be responsible for the following field activities :

· Control and monitor traffic

· Extensive patrolling especially covering railway stations, bus stations and schools

· Diversion of traffic on alternate routes as and when necessary.

· Provide information about traffic flow along various corridors, especially heavy traffic or congested roads

· Co-ordination with BEST to ensure additional buses are deployed along desired routes

· Mobilising towing cranes and towing of stranded/breakdown or those vehicles obstructing movements

· Use of P.A system to provide information and direction to the public

· Setting up of sign-boards and display boards at strategic locations to give information regarding traffic movement

· Enlist support of RSP, NCC, NSS, NGOs and voluntary organisations for traffic management

· Provide and co-ordinate arrangements for transportation/shifting of stranded or affected persons through police vehicles and private vehicles.

· Communicate to traffic control room details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

3.4 Responsibilities of Fire Brigade Station Officers, Imamwada and Mandvi Fire Brigade

The Fire Brigade Station Officers in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will be responsible for the following field activities :

· Fire fighting operations in the affected area

· Rescue operations

· Transport of injured to the hospitals on a priority

· Evacuation of persons from the affected area

· Ensure safety from electrical installations or power supply at disaster site

· Clearing of roads or pathways due to uprooted trees

· Salvage operations

· Co-ordinate with BMC for rescue operations in house collapses

· Communicate to fire brigade control room details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

3.5 Responsibilities of Officer from Revenue Department

The officer from Revenue Department in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will be responsible for the following field activities :

· Assessing the requirements for transit camps on the occurrence of disaster

· Assisting the ward officer in requisitioning vehicles and temporary shelters

· Setting up of transit camps and pandals< > 

for temporary accommodation.

· Arranging for food distribution

· Arrangements for dry rations and family kits for cooking

· Arrangements for clothing

· Providing gratuitous relief

· Enlist support of NGOs and private sector for resources and manpower for transit camps

· Communicate to district control room details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

3.6 Responsibilities of Medical Officer (Casualty), J.J. Hospital

The Medical Officer (Casualty) in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will be responsible for the following field activities :

· Providing emergency treatment for the seriously injured at the hospital

· Organising on-site treatment of injured with tagging and triage and transfer of injured

· Emergency supplies of medicines and first-aid

· Post-mortem and corpse disposal

· Demarcate an area in the hospital for receiving patients, tagging and triage

· If necessary, setting up poison centre within the hospital or at disaster site

· Co-ordinate with blood banks for emergency supply of blood

· Setting up an information centre at the hospital

· Communicate to BMC control room details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

3.7 Responsibilities of Railway Station Master, Sandhurst Road and Masjid Railway Stations

The Railway Station Master in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will ensure that the following field activities are undertaken :

· Crowd control through Railway Police

· Continuous updated information through public address system on

     · the running of trains

     · measures being undertaken

· Information on location of temporary shelters organised by BMC for railway passengers

· Providing facilities at railway station to ward office for provision of emergency food and water to passengers

· Monitoring level of water on the railway tracks

· Co-ordinating with engineering branch staff posted at the flood prone locations at railway tracks

· Co-ordination with ward officer regarding passenger data and alternate transport

In case of railway accidents :

· Rescue and evacuation

· Shifting of injured to hospitals

· Co-ordination with railway hospitals, BMC hospitals and government hospitals

· Provide information on alternate travel arrangements for outstation passengers

· Communicate to Railway control room details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

3.8 Responsibilities of BEST Assistant Traffic Superintendent

The BEST Assistant Traffic Superintendent in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will be responsible for the following field activities :

· Keep standby buses in readiness for deployment

· Co-ordination with Railway Station Master and Divisional Police Inspector (Traffic) for information regarding traffic movement and passenger data

· Co-ordinate with MSRTC for transport arrangements of stranded passengers

· Deployment of additional buses along certain routes to clear passenger traffic

· Diversion of routes if and when necessary

· Providing information to the public at bus depots regarding the cancellation, re-routing, delays of buses, temporary shelter locations of BMC and the measures being undertaken.

Communicate to BEST control room details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

3.9 Responsibilities of BEST Station Engineer

The BEST station engineer in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will be responsible for the following field activities :

· Cutting off power supply if necessary

· Restoration of power supply

· Alternative arrangements for power supply for lighting

· Illumination of affected area as well as the periphery

· Keeping emergency gangs in readiness for repair work

· Repairs to damaged power infrastructure

· Attending to calls of power breakdowns or short-circuits

· Co-ordinating with fire brigade in case of fires or short-circuiting

· Communicate with respective control rooms the details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements 

3.10 Responsibilities of MTNL Area Manager, Mandvi Exchange

The MTNL Area Manager in co-ordination with the Ward Officer will be responsible for the following field activities :

· Restoration of telephone lines

· Keeping emergency gangs in readiness for repair work

· Repairs to telecommunication infrastructure

· Communicate with Head Office the details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcements of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.

4. NGOs and Voluntary Organisations

The non-governmental organisations and voluntary agencies play an important role in disaster management and provide a strong band of committed volunteers with experience in managing the disasters. Their strength lies in the choice of their manpower, the informality in operations and flexibility in procedures. These organisations enjoy a fair degree of autonomy and hence can respond to changing needs immediately.

However, in order to maintain uniformity in operations and effective co-ordination, it is desirable that they follow the standards of services (as given in the Guidelines), information exchange and reporting so as to enable the Ward Officer to have a total picture of resource availability, disbursements and requirements. NGOs therefore will be assigned specific tasks by the Ward Officer to undertake relief work within the overall institutional framework. As and where possible, NGOs may also be able to improve the quality of delivery of services.

Specific activities in which NGOs/Private Sector can be involved during disaster management operations are :

· Search and rescue operations

· Information dissemination

· First aid

· Disposal of dead

· Damage assessment

· Management of information centres at temporary shelters

· Mobilisation and distribution of relief supplies including finances

· Manpower for community mobilisation, crowd control, rumour control, traffic management

· Specialised services (psychiatric and mental health assistance)

· Management of transit camps

The agencies will be associated with relief and rehabilitation activities. Most of these agencies have the capacity to mobilise required resources and have assisted the administration in the past in managing relief and rehabilitation activities.

Depending on the intensity of the disaster and the quantum of resources required, the following city level agencies will also be approached for assistance through the BMC Control Room.

· Agriculture Produce Market Committee

· Bharat Sevashram

· CARE

· CARITAS

· CASA

· Indian Red Cross

· Mahalaxmi Trust

· Nirmala Niketan School of Social Work

· Ramkrishna Mission

· Salvation Army

· SOCLEEN

· Somaiya Trust

· Swami Narayan Trust

· Tata Institute of Social Sciences

· Tata Relief Committee

As a part of general preparedness at community level, the NGOs in the ward will make the communities conscious about the type of hazard that the community faces. Thus local disaster management action plans for hot-spot areas in the context of specific vulnerability would be developed.

In addition, Mohalla Committees have been operating at the community level, especially in times of emergencies like house collapses, fires, floods. Such committees have been identified at the ward level. The Mohalla Committees are at

· Dongri area

· Pydhonie area

· J.J. Police Station. 

4.1 Areas of Community Participation

Efforts to enlist community participation is being ensured by

· identifying situational, opinion and position leaders in the community and voicing administration’s confidence in their capabilities to undertake the tasks.

· Consultations and dialogues expressly indicating the need for assistance would encourage the community and its leaders to come forward.

· Regular feedback meetings and an open book approach to demonstrate transparency.

· Involving community in decision making at local levels

The major areas of community participation are being identified in Greater Mumbai Disaster Management Plan and include the following:

4.1.1 During Evacuation

For appropriate security and law and order evacuation would be undertaken with assistance from community leaders and community based organisations (CBOs). The entire family would evacuate together as a unit. However, to avoid stampede and confusion and in cases of inadequate transport or limited time, emergency evacuation would be undertaken in the following order :

· seriously injured and sick

· children, women and handicapped

· Old

· Able-bodied

In case of evacuation, people would be advised to follow these steps:

· Secure their homes/establishments.Close and lock doors and windows.

· Turn off the main water valve and electricity

· Leave early enough to avoid being trapped.

· Follow recommended evacuation routes. Not to take shortcuts.They may be dangerous.

· Not to move into flooded areas because the authorities may have removed the manholes for efficient drainage and the indicators may get shifted due to water currents.

· Stay away from downed power lines.

4.1.2 During the Disaster

Community leaders could be given the responsibility for ensuring the following community behaviour :

· People stay calm and panic behaviour is not encouraged. Regulate helter-skelter running or crowding of people.

· Encourage people to stay at a secured place and protect themselves from injuries.

· People do not enter damaged buildings or structures

· People do not touch electric poles, utility wires/cables

 

· People do not use telephones except in life-threatening situations

· Preparedness of community for recurrence of the disaster, increase in severity, or consequential emergencies

· Check for injuries. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of death or further injury.

· Undertake first-aid activities

· Visually inspect utility lines and appliances for damage.

· If water pipes are damaged, shut off the water supply at the main valve.

· People stay away from damaged areas, unless their assistance has been specifically requested by police, fire or relief organizations.

· Mobilise people to put out small fires and people inside are made to evacuate.

· Help police, if requested, to maintain law and order and watch the evacuated property during the disaster

4.1.3 During Relief and Rehabilitation

Immediately after the disaster, the members of the community may look depressed and helpless, but very soon gets euphoric when they find that after all everything is not lost. Participation of community at this stage helps in early recovery and promotes mental health. It is necessary to see that member of the community are continuously engaged in some sort of helping activity to draw them out of their depression.

Relief authorities at the site would therefore:

· Encourage self-help in every activity of their day-to-day living.

· Encourage assistance for identification of dead, disposal of dead bodies, and disposal of damaged food stocks

· Encourage contribution of labour (loading, unloading, distribution, temporary constructions, food distribution etc)

· Enlist assistance for updating records of damages and losses.

· Enlist assistance in maintenance of law and order

· Enlist assistance in maintaining sanitation standards and disposal of waste

· Promote cultural and recreational activities in order to protect the mental health

4.2 Response Structure on receipt of warning

4.3 Response Structure on occurrence of disaster

4.4 Key officials for ward response plan

Service
Designation
Telephone
Office
Residence
EOC EOC In-charge    
BMC Mayor    
BMC Municipal Commissioner    
BMC Control Room In-charge Control Room    
Ward office ‘B’ Ward Officer    
Police (Law and Order) DCP, Zone I    
Police (Traffic) Divisional Police Inspector, B division    
Fire Brigade Station Officers, Imamwada Mandvi Fire Brigade    
Railways Station Masters Sandhurst Road Masjid    
BEST (Transport) Assistant Traffic Superintendents    
Government Hospitals Medical Officer casualty ward, J.J. Hospital    
MTNL Area ManagerMandvi Exchange    
BEST (Power) Station Engineer    
Revenue, GOM Officer designated by Collector, Mumbai City District    

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