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Snowfall forecast: DC Srinagar visits control rooms set up by departments in late evening inspection

Snowfall forecast: DC Srinagar visits control rooms set up by departments in late evening inspection
Administration fully geared to deal with any challenges; ground staff, machinery in position for quick response aimed at minimal interruption in services
SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 14: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary late Thursday evening visited control rooms different departments have established in the district in view of snowfall forecast for this weekend in Kashmir. Commissioner SMC Khurshid Sanai accompanied him.
The DC inspected the establishment of these control rooms including those of MED, PDD, PHE, R&B, F&ES, I&FC, SMC and UEED and instructed all concerned departments to ensure their control rooms are fully responsive and prompt in responding to calls for action and assistance.
He reiterated strict instructions for round-the-clock operation of these control rooms as directed and stressed on close coordination with the central control room established to oversee the overall operations ensuring coordination and organisation during eventualities. 
Dr Shahid who enquired about it was informed that ground staff has been equipped with necessary gear required to brave harsh weather conditions while dealing with eventualities that might arise because of snowfall as forecast.
He also interacted with the ground staff instructing them to ensure their presence on the ground right till the end of the inclement weather. He directed the concerned officers for thorough implementation of action plans in order to ensure timely and coordinated redress of problems and eventualities.
It is notable the Srinagar administration Tuesday sanctioned an aggregate of around 4 crore rupees to line departments to enhance their capabilities to deal with challenges of inclement weather aimed at ensuring uninterrupted essential services in the district. The amount includes 5 lakh rupees for each department for acquiring required harsh-weather-specific gear and safety equipment for their ground staff.
The DC also reviewed preparedness of snow-clearance and other machinery to be pressed into service during snowfall. He was informed all machinery of all concerned departments is ready and positioned at critical spots to deal with challenges at appropriate times.
Dr Shahid asked all the departments to put in their best and ensure challenges are dealt with quickly and efficiently in order to avoid interruption in services and immediate restorations wherever required. He was assured by all departments that they are geared up to meet any challenge and ensure quickest response aimed at minimal interruption in essential services. 
Speaking on the occasion the DC called on the general public to cooperate with the administration and be assured that the best possible measures have been taken to avoid interruption in services as much as possible and quickest possible restoration of services that might be affected.

 

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