Nov 8: District administrations across the Kashmir
division Friday cleared snow from major and link roads after heavy snowfall
lashed Kashmir Valley.
District Development Commissioners visited
various areas in their respective jurisdictions to take stock of the situation
and review snow clearance and restoration of essential services.
At KULGAM, DDC Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat
visited power Grid station Kulgam to take firsthand appraisal of the steps
taken for power restoration in the district.
Concerned officers of PDD informed the DDC
that men and machinery is working on mission mode for restoration of power
DDC also conducted extensive tour of
Devsar, Pahloo, Brazloo and other villages to monitor snow clearance process
and took stock of availability of essentials there. He also interacted with the
people and enquired about the availability of essentials in their areas. He was
accompanied by ADC, ACR and other officers.
Later, DDC visited Ziyarat Shareef Mir Syed
Ali Simnani (RA) where he took stock of arrangements which have been put in
place for celebration of Eid Milad.
He also interacted with the local Auqaf
committee to enquire about the arrangements about water, sanitation etc.
On the occasion DDC directed the Executive
officer Municipality Kulgam to ensure snow clearance from all lanes in Kulgam
within shortest possible time especially lanes leading to Ziyarat shareef.
The EO briefed the DDC about the
arrangements which have put in place for celebration of Eid Milad. He informed
the DDC that fresh lights had been installed near Ziyarat Shareef.
At Shopian, District Development
Commissioner Shopian, Choudhary Muhammad Yasin convened a meeting to review the
snow clearance work in the district, besides checking stock and supply position
of essential commodities.
The meeting was attended by Additional
Deputy Commissioner, Executive Engineers of R&B, PDD, STD, PHE, Irrigation,
Mughal Road, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Assistant Director Food; Tehsildar
Shopian other concerned officers and engineers.
Issues with regard to snow clearance, power
and water supply, medicare, transport and other facilities were discussed in
the meeting. The DDC also took a comprehensive review of stock and supply
position of food grains and other essential commodities.
It was discussed in the meeting that all
the roads including Shopian- Srinagar, and Shopian-Bijbehara are open and
traffic on these roads is plying normally. Reviewing the stock and supply
position, the DDC was briefed that sufficient stock of essential commodities
including rice and LPG is available in the district.
The DDC also took stock of other essential
services including Health and drinking water facilities. He impressed upon the
officers to be proactive and ensure that every possible facility is provided to
the masses. He also asked the district and sectoral officers to personally
monitor the field functionaries so that the people don’t face any inconvenience
At Baramulla, Deputy Commissioner, G N Itoo
today visited various areas of Pattan and adjoining areas to take stock of the
damage caused due to the recent snowfall.
He visited Nihalpora where a transmission
line has been severely damaged and directed the concerned authorities to ensure
its restoration as soon as possible. He also visited various areas where apple
orchards have also been damaged by the snow.
During the visit, he was informed
that a number of trees have fallen due to which the power supply remained
affected in certain areas.
On the occasion, DC said various
committees have been constituted to assess losses to the
crops and vegetables.
Earlier, the DC inspected Sub District
Hospital Pattan where he interacted with patients from whom he enquired about
the medical facilities being provided to them. He impressed upon the hospital
management to ensure proper heating arrangements in the hospital.
At Bandipora, Deputy Commissioner, Shahbaz
Ahmad Mirza today toured various villages of Bandipora to take stock of snow
clearance, restoration of electricity and availability of essential commodities
in the district.
During his tour the DC interacted with
people at various places. He inspected various ration Ghats and took stock
of availability of rice and other
DDC said there is sufficient amount of
stock of ration and LPG cylinders available besides sufficient amount of
essentials dumped for snow bound areas.
Later the DC visited Ziyarat Shareef
Ahmshareef and took stock of facilities and arrangements put in place for the
celebration of Eid Milad.
At Ganderbal, Deputy Commissioner Hashmat
Ali Khan visited DH Ganderbal and SDH Kangan to take stock facilities being
provided to patients and availability of medicines.
DDC also visited various areas of district
to take stock of snow clearance on major roads, restoration of water and power
supply and availability of ration in the far flung areas. He directed officials
to restore power supply as soon as possible.