Mayor reviews arrangements for snow clearance

He directed that there should be no impediment in the snow clearance program in the city in case of snowfall.
Mayor reviews arrangements for snow clearance
Administration had drawn flak last winter due to incompetence in clearing the snow in city. File: Habib Naqash/ GK

Srinagar: Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu today reviewed preparedness for snow clearance and dewatering process in the city in view of snow forecast.

He directed that there should be no impediment in the snow clearance program in the city in case of snowfall.

A detailed program of deploying snow clearance vehicles, tractors in all the 74 wards was chalked out during the course of the meeting.

Chief Transport Officer on the occasion was directed to ensure proper and sufficient supply of fuel to the snow clearance vehicles and all these 70 vehicles/tractors including other snow clearance machines should be in a complete state of readiness and deployed earliest in all the 74 electoral wards.

He directed the concerned that there has to be a swift removal of snow from the main stretches from early morning from all the areas and roads leading to vital destinations including Hospitals, Ration Depos, Institutions and offices in case of snowfall.

The Mayor passed on directions that the snow monitoring committee has to be attentive and ensure snow clearance from all the city lanes, worship places, Hospitals, Roads , important institutions by putting men and machinery on job so that no resident faces any inconvenience due to snow accumulation.

He said the immediate priority is to ensure all roads leading to hospitals and religious places, including shrines and gurdwaras has to be cleared for hassle-free movement of public and traffic in case of snowfall.

Similarly, the meeting informed that besides 85 permanent dewatering stations which are fully functional, the services of all the mobile pumps will be utilized/deputed to cater to waterlogging issues in different areas in the city as and when the situation arises to be.

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