DC Srinagar visits vulnerable areas, assesses situation

DC Srinagar visits vulnerable areas, assesses situation
He also asked officials to remove grass and weeds from the canal to increase its carrying capacity.Twitter/ @AsadamAijaz

Srinagar: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday undertook a whirlwind tour of various areas of the Srinagar City to inspect the measures taken to tackle challenges from the prevailing weather situation to prevent any flood like situation in the district.

The DC who is also the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority visited various areas of the City including Jehangir Chowk, Rambagh, Rawalpora, Nowgam, Lasjan, Padshahi Bagh, Mehjoor Nagar, Kurso Rajbagh, Zero bridge and other adjoining areas to take stock of the preventive measures undertaken to ensure effective flood management system.

While reviewing level of water at Hamdaniya Colony, Rawalpora, the DC directed the Irrigation & Flood Control authorities to take up immediate measures for construction of protection bund along the embankments of irrigation canal to protect the area from water logging by spill over of irrigation canal.

He also asked them to remove grass and weeds from the canal to increase its carrying capacity.

At Baginder, Lasjan, DC took stock of the water level and inspected the process of laying sand bags on the embankments along the river Jhelum.

Later, the DC visited Padshahi Bagh, Mehjoor Nagar, Kursu Raj Bagh areas and had on the spot assessment of the water level increased due to incessant fall from the last couple of days.

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