Govt sounds alert to field officers as rains lash Punjab

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Chandigarh, Sep 19 (UNI) The Punjab government has directed all the Deputy Commissioners, Senior Superintendents of Police and Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) to remain available at their respective headquarters in view of the incessant rains in the state over the past 24 hours.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that the Chief Secretary had issued directions to these concerned officers to keep a close tab on the situation due to wide spread heavy down pour in the state.

The officers/officials of the drainage wing of irrigation department had also been asked to keep strict vigil on the situation and gear up their machinery to face any eventuality arising due to the rains.

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