Flood monitoring system, a prodigy of PITB

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Staff Report LHR: A meeting was held recently to review the efficiency and capacity of flood monitoring system established by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). The system was developed to counter the problems that halted timely relief activities in past during floods. This system will keep alert and enable monitoring through real time monitoring dashboard thus prompting the government and flood relief organizations to take necessary measures timely so to minimize the losses that may be incurred in predicament of flood.


Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif was also present in the meeting. He said, “The flood monitoring system established by PITB is now active and will account to save hundreds of lives of people, homes, buildings which are located on flood prone areas of Punjab.”


He also said that the flood monitoring system was also capable to keep a track of the latest flood development while keeping in loop all the concerned departments. Additionally, the system also had tendency to ensure the payment of compensations to the affected persons transparently in brief time, he added.


He further said, “The dashboard of flood monitoring system is updated with a disaster bulletin on hourly basis and concerned departments during the flood season. Each bulletin contains necessary details such as the flood affected areas, injuries and the death toll. Flood Monitoring System has proved to be of great benefit to the government and flood relief organizations as well since it also highlights the development at the Head Works, barrages, river and canal banks, roads, spurs, dikes and bridges both during normal water flow or an alert situation.”


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Published in: Volume 06 Issue 23

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