Bandipora, Jan 22: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Shakeel ul Rehman Rather on Monday chaired a meeting of officers to review the winter preparedness in view of the weather advisory predicting snowfall in coming days aiming to gear up the administration and machinery to deal with any disruption/eventuality.
The meeting was attended by ADDC Bandipora Mohd Ashraf Bhat, Executive Engineers of PHE, PDD, R&B, MED, PMGSY, and other officers from civil administration and police.
SDMs of Gurez and Sumbal alongwith concerned Tehsildars attended virtually through video conferencing.
The DC took a detailed review of overall winter preparedness in the district including Power scenario, stock of essentials, health care facilities, availability of ration, fuel, LPG and other essentials, besides arrangements put in place for timely snow clearance across the district to ensure smooth movement of vehicles, ambulances etc in case of snowfall as predicted by the Metrology Department.
At the outset, the DC stressed taking preventive and precautionary measures well in advance so that routine functioning at all essential installations, besides trade, transport, essential supplies, and other routine works, are not affected
He stressed the officers on readying men and machinery to ensure timely redressal of weather vagaries and subsequent disruptions of supply of water, electricity, and road closure due to snowfall.
He also stressed upon officers to ensure a prompt response system to ensure hassle-free supply of essential services to the people and instructed that response time should be minimized while facing any emergency like situations.
The DC also took first hand appraisal of the preparations made with regard to clearance of Snow.
The meeting was apprised that adequate number of Snow clearance machines have been kept ready by the MED, ULBs, R&B, PMGSY at different locations in all the subdivisions of the district while few machines are kept in standby mode at district headquarter to meet any exigency during heavy snowfall.
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