154 snow clearance machines stationed across Kashmir: Div Comm
Srinagar, Dec 09: In view of inclement weather, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high level meeting to review arrangements made by the Line Departments.
The meeting was
attended by Additional Commissioner, Kashmir, Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Directors of
Food, Education & Urban Local Bodies, Chief Engineers of PDD, PHE R&B
and PMGSY, Commissioner SMC, Principal GMC, GM JKSRTC, SSP Traffic, Additional
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Joint Director Fire & Emergency, Staff
Officer to IGP, SP (Headquarter), Deputy Directors of Health & MET,
Superintending Engineers of MED & PDD, SP Traffic (Rural), Executive
Engineers of MED, NHAI & BEACON, Senior officers of SKIMS, Project Head
RAMKY and other concerned officers of Line Departments were present in the
meeting whereas Deputy Commissioners of nine districts of the Kashmir division
participated the meeting through video conferencing.
Commissioner sought detailed feedback from Deputy Commissioners and officials
of concerned Departments regarding stock position of essentials including food
grains, LPG, Petrol, Kerosene oil. He also sought present status of electricity
& water supply, buffer stock of power transformers, additional water
tankers, deployment of snow clearance machines, functioning of Control Rooms of
Line Department & Disaster Relief Centers and SDRF, besides heating
arrangements in Hospitals, Medical supplies, presence of doctors and paramedic
staff in health institutions.
The meeting also
discussed present status of National Highway, Mughal Road & Srinagar-Leh
Road, besides helicopter services and winter dumping of essentials in far-flung
Engineering Department (MED) informed the meeting that 154 snow clearance
machines were already distributed among the districts.
Commissioner directed Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) to gear up their
men and machinery. He also directed them to position adequate number of snow
clearance machines at various locations.
BEACON AND RAMKY
was asked to ensure the timely deployment of men and machines on the Airport
and National Highway for snow clearance. The concerned departments were asked
to send location-wise details of snow clearance machines to the respective
Deputy Commissioners immediately.
was directed to frame duty roaster for all Muncipal wards of the city
indicating deployment of staff as well as machinery. He was asked to ensure
that all measures are put in place to clear snow from lanes and bye-lanes
besides deploying de-watering pumps in the low lying areas.
Commissioner warned that no laxity in snow clearance operations will be
tolerated and any delinquency in this regard will be stringently dealt with.
In order to avoid
unscheduled power cuts, The Div Comm directed PDD to adhere to the power
scheduled in letter and spirit besides ensuring to enhance the buffer stock of
additional transformers at each district.
PHE will ensure hassle free water supply to the public while augmenting water
authorities were asked to ensure adequate heating arrangements, while ensuring
sufficient availability of medicines during the winter in all the health
intuitions of Kashmir division.
Director Food was
directed to ensure availability of kerosene oil to all districts as per
Commissioner directed Deputy Commissioners to conduct surprise inspection of
control rooms of concerned departments and ensure their round the clock
functioning so that people get real time information about essential services.
He directed the concerned DCs to ensure wide-publicity of contact numbers of
Control Rooms though print and electronic media.