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Dist. Adm. Srinagar to hold Mock Drill, to put in place prompt snow clearance mechanism

Community participation in Snow clearance is vital: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 06 ( KINS): The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Saturday chaired a meeting of Sectoral Officers of various Departments convened to review mechanism being put in place for snow clearance and overall winter preparedness in the district.

The DDC took a review of overall winter preparedness in the district including power curtailment schedule and water supply besides measures taken for snow clearance.

On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner asked the Officers of R&B, SMC, PDD, PHE, UEED, MED Departments to conduct a Mock Drill exercise regarding the snow clearance at specific locations in Srinagar District to identify the gaps and shortcomings, if any. He said that Mock Drill is very important for devising appropriate strategies to tackle these situations during winters.

The DC impressed upon the concerned departments/agencies to work 24×7 to ensure that people are provided all basic necessities in particular power, water, essential commodities during the winter months without any interruption.

He further asked them to remain in close touch with the weather predictions and ensure that the action plan for restoration of basic services is in place in advance with role clarity for the convenience of the people.

He stressed upon the concerned to ensure a prompt response system is placed to ensure hassle-free supply of essential services to the general public and instructed that reaction time should be minimized while facing any emergency like situations.

Meanwhile, the DC urged for community participation in snow clearance so that deployed men and machinery from Administration performs its job in an efficient and effective manner for the overall convenience of the public. “Community participation shall lead to prompt action on ground and strengthening of the response system”, the DC added.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Superintendent Engineers of R&B, MED, PDD, SMC, Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Director FCS&CA and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.( KINS)

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