LG reviews situation post snowfall: ‘Provide relief for damaged structures, death and injuries’
Jammu, Nov 12:
Lt. Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the situation arising due to heavy
snowfall in Kashmir and issued directions to the concerned officers for prompt
action to alleviate miseries of people due to heavy snowfall in the Valley.
Chief Secretary; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lt. Governor; Hirdesh
Kumar, Secretary PDD; Sanjeev Verma,
Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Secretary PHE; Khurshid Ahmad
Shah, Secretary PWD; Sh. Pandurang Pole, Secretary Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation
and Reconstruction and Alok Kumar, IGP Traffic, J&K participated in the
conferencing, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, briefed Lt.
Governor about the status of the restoration of power supply, clearance of snow
from the roads, adequacy of food items, fuel, water supply, availability of
medicines and other basic amenities in areas of heavy snowfall in Kashmir.
Commissioner Kashmir informed that machines have been put in place for snow
clearance, Centres for relief facilities have been set up in 3 places on the
National Highway with sufficient stocking of essential commodities including
dry ration, heaters, blankets, and provision of water and toilet facilities. He
added that these Centres have the capacity to accommodate 1500 people at a
It was informed
that 602 winter dumping stations have been established in inaccessible areas of
Kashmir with all the basic necessities stocked for 6 months, these areas are
mostly situated in the districts of Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Shopian,
Kulgam and Anantnag and a few areas in Budgam district.
Commissioner Kashmir informed that winter control rooms have been established
at district and sub divisional level and their telephone numbers have been
widely publicized. All officers/officials have been asked not to leave stations
without proper permission. Besides officers are touring extensively in areas of
their jurisdiction to oversee public facilities.
that snow clearance from roads and restoration of electricity supply has been
done in record time and train services in the Valley have again started working
from today. It was informed that 100 % major roads and more than 95 % internal
roads in every district of Kashmir have been cleared for traffic movement. 95 %
of the electricity supply in Srinagar district, 78% in Pulwama, 73 % in Kulgam
and 70% each in Shopian and Ganderbal has been restored. Provision of alternate
electricity supply for Baramulla and Kupwara districts has been made from Lower
Jhelum, Kishenganga and Dilena sub-station. This interim arrangement has been
made till electric lines are restored in these districts.
water supply, Divisional Commissioner informed that 680 out of 859 water
schemes are fully functional with 100 % water supply restoration in Srinagar,
Anantnag, Bandipora, Kulgam and Ganderbal
and more than 90 % in other districts. He informed that 80 stationary
and 105 vehicle mounted pumps have been pre-positioned at vulnerable places to
avoid inundation of low lying areas.
Commissioner Kashmir further informed that 64,700 candidates appeared for 10th
class examination today and adequate heating and lighting facilities were
available at all the examination centres. He said that teams have also been
constituted to check overcharging and hoarding of essential items by the
informed that Rs. 20 crore for Kashmir and Rs. 10 crore for Jammu have been
provided and asked both the Divisional Commissioners to utilize the funds
sanctioned under the SDRF.
Commissioner Kashmir told that the SDRF teams have also been kept ready for
carrying out rescue operations in upper reaches in case of landslides.
the traffic management, Lt. Governor suggested for setting up kiosks wherever
the space for traffic boy is not available. He directed deployment of adequate
traffic personnel with provision of uninterrupted communication channels for
smooth flow of traffic particularly along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. He
advised the PDD to ensure well designed towers for future including laying out
of underground cables to protect the supply and directed the PHE Department for
providing more vehicle mounted pumps.
directed Divisional Commissioner Jammu to identify land for facilitating
passengers who get stranded due to landslides on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway and
create facilities for provision of food, water, toilets, tents and medicines.
directed the administration to put in added efforts in mitigating the
difficulties of the people and meeting their requirements. He advised constant
monitoring and all out efforts for ensuring public convenience. He directed for
providing immediate relief for damaged structures and in cases of death and