Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar, Oct 30: As the known figure for weather advisories, Sonum Lotus, has been transferred to Leh from Srinagar after the gap of 15 years, the new head of Meteorological department (MeT) here, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad on Monday said that he will ensure provide best weather services to the people and further augment the infrastructure to ensure best possible services.
Sonum Lotus, who was appointed as Director MeT Srinagar in 2008, was transferred to Leh Meteorological Centre yesterday.
Director MeT, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, said that his priority will be to ensure better weather services to the people.
“But, with time, we will have to improve as well,” he added, saying that many Directors have served as Director Meteorological Centre Srinagar so far, but the way Sonum Lotus opened the ways and means to keep people updated is praiseworthy.
“Sonum Sir opened all the things in terms of forecast, use of social media and other things and kept people updated with the weather conditions,” he said, adding that such services will be continuously ensured to the people so that they can get updated with the favorable or unfavorable conditions for travelling, harvesting of crops and other things.
“We are also increasing the automatic weather station network as four more such stations are coming up while automatic snow gadgets at hilly stations are also being made available. Besides, some other measures are also being taken further augment the infrastructure to ensure better weather services to the people,” he said.