877 essential commodity laden trucks reach valley: Div Com
Srinagar, Jan 6:
On the directions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan,
priority has been accorded for the clearance of trucks, loaded with essential
commodities, on the National Highway which were stranded due to the inclement
It was informed
that 877 essential commodity laden trucks reached valley on Monday out of which
245 were carrying general supplies, 306 Oil tankers, 103 Poultry, 57
Vegetables, 33 Sheep, 33 Fruits, 73 LPG Gas tankers and 18 Heavy Motor Vehicles
of Food Corporation of India (FCI). Additional chains of trucks are on way from
This was revealed
in a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to review stock and
supply position of ration, electricity and snow clearance preparedness.
The Divisional Commissioner
directed the concerned officers to ensure smooth and hassle-free movement of
essential commodity trucks on the National Highway so that consumers do not
face any inconvenience during winter.
The meeting was
informed that Power department has been supplying 1290 MW, out of 1300 MW grid
capacity, electricity to the valley consumers.
Div Com asked
Chief Engineers of Power to provide electricity to the consumers strictly as
per revised power scheduled and avoid unscheduled power cuts.
It was further
informed that 156 snow clearance machines of Mechanical Engineering Department
(MED), 450 snow clearance machines of R&B, National Highway Authority of
India (NHAI), Border Roads Organization (BRO) and RAMKY agencies have been
already pre-positioned at identified locations.
Commissioner directed senior officers of essential services departments to
monitor the functioning of 24×7 winter joint control rooms which have been
established in their offices and send daily report to the Div Com office.
The Div Com said
that the divisional administration is ready to meet any exigency.