DC Srinagar reviews preparedness for snowfall
Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Saturday reviewed the preparedness of different departments vis-à-vis snowfall in the district this winter.
The DC was informed that all concerned departments have prepared zone and location-wise action and management plans to prevent interruption to services during snowfall in the district.
The preparation of these plans is to ensure preparedness at all times in order to avoid interruption of services in the district.
The line departments had been asked to submit their respective zone and location-wise plans in the event of inclement weather situations ensuring prompt redress of concerns and issues faced anywhere in the district.
The DC said zonal teams comprising officials from different line departments have been created as part of the plan in order to ensure timely and coordinated redress of problems and eventualities presented during snowfall.
He said that joint control rooms will be established in all the zones and a central control room at the DC Office will oversee the overall operations ensuring coordination and organisation.
Dr Shah asked the PDD to ensure that there is no repeat of the recent situation. He also asked the R&B and SMC to ensure quick snow-clearance and dewatering of all areas in the event of rains or snowfall in the district.
The meeting also took stock of stock position of the district. It was informed that the district has sufficient stocks of essentials for at least three months.
ADC Srinagar KK Sidha and senior officers from all line departments attended the meeting.
by INS Desk