Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday conducted tour of the city following early morning rainfall which resulted in water-logging in different areas.
During his visit, Khan visited Sonawar, TRC Crossing, MARoad, Polo View, Regal Chowk, Residency Road, Lal Chowk, Budshah Chowk, AmiraKadal, Hari Singh High Street, Jehangir Chowk, New Secretariat Road, NaazCinema & LD Crossings, Wazir Bagh, Gogji Bagh, Solina, Ram Bagh, Baghat, Barzulla,Chanapora, Bagh-i-Mehtab and other areas of the city to take first handappraisal of the situation.
He was briefed about the measures being taken to tacklewater-logging and preparedness to deal with any kind of exigency.
It was informed that 80 dewatering stations, 115 mobilede-watering pumps and adequate number of fire tenders have been pressed intoservice in various waterlogged areas across the city.
Khan was informed that I&FC was also using their mobilepumps to dewater city areas at various locations.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned to ensureadditional de-watering pumps along with deployment of men and machinery at allvital locations in the city.
For quick and effective action, he stressed engineers andofficers of line departments including SMC, UEED, R&B, I&FC and trafficto carry out field inspections every hour across the capital and ensure thatwater was pumped out from the roads, streets and especially from schools,hospitals and electricity stations at earliest.
The officers were directed to send hourly report to theDivisional Commissioner's office about the status of de-watering measures.
In future, the departments concerned were asked to ensurethat all identified areas were constantly manned and supervised by officials sothat the moment water-logging occurs, the authorities swing into actionimmediately.
The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal, CommissionerSMC, Chief Engineers of Irrigation, Flood Control (I&FC), and Roads,Building (R&B), SP Traffic and other officers concerned of variousdepartments accompanied the Divisional Commissioner.