Div Com reviews winter preparedness of line deptts
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Div Com reviews winter preparedness of line deptts

Directs officers not to leave their stations without permission

Srinagar, Oct 29: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole Friday chaired a meeting of officers to review the preparedness of all line departments for winter and their quick response action plan for restoration of services during and after snowfall.

The divisional commissioner held a detailed review of each department regarding their preparedness and their action plan besides passing strict directions for ensuring continuous services.

He asked all the officers present to notify their contact numbers and issue guidelines and advisories pertaining to their development in the media for public information.

Pole directed all the officers not to leave their stations without permission from the district and divisional administration and these directions would come in effect from November and continue till March next year.

He directed divisional heads of Mechanical Department, R&B, RDD, PMGSY, NHIDCL and Border Roads Organisation to keep their men and machinery ready including snow cutters, snow clearance machines in a standby position to clear roads of their respective jurisdiction.

The divisional commissioner also directed the SMC to remain prepared for snow clearance and dewatering during snowfall in the city.

He directed the Food, Consumer Affairs and Civil Supplies department officer to keep adequate supply of ration, kerosene, petrol, diesel and LPG at far-flung areas like Gurez which remain cut off during heavy snowfall and other places.

The Health department officials were also asked to stock medicine and keep other health facilities available in high-risk areas besides make availability of 4X4 ambulances at such places.

The divisional commissioner emphasised on CE KPDCL to ensure adequate buffer stock of electric poles, wires, transformers at all stations besides ensuring restoration of electric supply immediately in case of any damage caused by snowfall.

He also enjoined him to give wide publicity to curtail schedules and maintain adherence to the schedule. He was also told to conduct market inspections for seizure of heating appliances and deployment enforcement teams to check power theft and hooking by people.

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