ISLAMABAD - ICT Administration on Saturday reviewed the flood contingency plan in the wake of upcoming monsoon rains and finalised the necessary preventive arrangements to deal with any likely flood situation in a befitting manner. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Amer Ali Ahmed chaired the meeting while SSP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan, officials of Rawal and Simly Dams, met office, civil defence, health department, other related departments and Assistant Commissioners (ACs) and attended the meeting. Deputy Commissioner informed the participants that a control room had been set up in the office of ADC (General) Islamabad with telephone no 9261504, which would remain function round the clock. He directed all the departments to maintain close co-ordination with the Administration in the wake of rains and timely sharing of the information. They were also directed to prepare their contingency plans immediately. The management of Rawal and Simly Dams was asked to ensure cushion of 10 feet in the dams and an announcement should be made two hours before the release of water. The CDA teams should visit the catchment areas adjacent to the dams and inform the public about the safety measures. The teams should also keep their de-watering sets ready. The teams were also directed to visit the slum settlements and rural areas of the capital and carry out vaccination and chlorination of drinking water to prevent the seasonal diseases. Deputy Commissioner also directed the Assistant Commissioner (Rural) to activate the flood relief committees in the rural areas. The officials of revenue and local government departments have been passed directions to keep liaison with the local police stations. The Assistant Commissioner (Rural) would also make special preventive arrangements alongside the causeways and also visit the low lying areas alongside the Korang and Sohan Rivers for preventive arrangements. A spokesman of the Administration said that schools buildings for setting up flood relief centres had been identified. Assistant commissioners would make sure necessary arrangements for these camps in case of emergent situation as advised by DC while Civil Defence officials have been directed to keep the volunteers ready, he added. APP adds: Nullahs in the city are being cleaned of silt and solid waste to avoid flooding due to monsoon rains, said Executive District Officer (EDO) Municipal Services Imtiaz Malik on Saturday. Imtiaz Malik said in a press statement as per instructions of District Coordination Officer (DCO) Saqib Zafar, a comprehensive contingency plan had been prepared to deal with any situation in case of floods in coming monsoon season. He said the work was underway in all small and big Nullahs of the city, which would be completed before the moonsoon season. The EDO said the municipal services department was also removing the construction material waste dumped along the Nullahs. He said Anjuman-e-Tajran particularly of low-lying areas and markets near nullahs have been given the schedule of the cleanness programme. They have also been requested to monitor the work and supervisory committees comprising representatives of Anjuman-e-Tajran should be formed in this regard. The committees would directly give their reports regarding cleanness of Nullahs to EDO Municipal Services so that the task could be completed before monsoon rains, he added. The city district government is utilizing all available resources to complete the work within shortest possible time so that the low-lying areas and markets near nullahs could be protected from damages in case of flood, the EDO said.