Directs for immediate restoration of essential services
DIV COM CONDUCTS CITY TOUR
Srinagar, Jan 18: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city and took stock of situation arising due to snowfall.
The Divisional Commissioner was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Chief Engineers of various disciplines, Joint Director Information Kashmir besides a team of divisional level officers and engineers.
The Divisional Commissioner visited Power Control Room at Grid Station, Bemina and reviewed power supply situation in Srinagar city and other districts of the Valley.
The Chief Engineer Electric Maintenance, on the occasion informed the Divisional Commissioner that 40 percent of power supply has been restored in Srinagar city while as restoration process is in apace in other areas of the city.
The Chief Engineer Mechanical Engineering Kashmir, Shafat Ahmad Chishti apprised the Divisional Commissioner that mechanized snow clearance operation was started around 3 a.m today throughout the entire Valley.
The Divisional Commissioner was informed that 100 snow cutter machines were pressed into service and all the important inter district, inter town roads including the internal roads of cities and towns besides roads leading to important installations like hospitals were cleared on priority before 7.30 a.m.
Dr. Samoon was also informed that 29 dewatering pump sets have been put into service by Irrigation Department in Srinagar city while as Municipal Corporation have also pressed its machinery into service for dewatering in low lying areas of the summer capital.
Dr Samoon was informed that buffer stock of ration, LPG and other eatables are available at different outlets of CA&PD.
On the occasion, Dr. Samoon directed officers to remain punctual in their offices and not to leave station without proper permission so that people do not face any inconvenience during the winter season.
Dr Samoon directed the concerned officials to restore essential services in the City at the earliest.
He also directed Disaster Management Committees to remain active to meet any eventuality.
Dr Samoon also visited Dargah Hazratbal and took stock of the facilities being provided to the devotees during the auspicious days of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW).
He was informed that 120 Safai Karmcharies have been deployed to ensure proper cleanliness at the Dargah Hazratbal area. He was also informed about the basic amenities and medical facilities provided to the devotees.
Dr Samoon also visited the Chatti Patshahi, Rainawari, Srinagar and took stock of the facilities being provided to Sikh community.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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