Div Com reviews winter arrangements in Valley

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94 snow cutters in state of readiness, Control Roo being established

Srinagar – To ensure the availability of essential commodities besides facilitating the people during the winter season in Valley, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon convened a meeting of officers alongwith representatives of Kashmir based Gas and Oil Companies here today.

Threadbare discussion were held to make available the smooth and adequate supplies of essential commodities alongwith different facilities throughout the Valley.

While taking review of the preparations being put in for the winter season, it was informed that 94 snow cutters are in the state of readiness for snow clearance of roads, out of these 30 shall be put into service in Anantnag district, 28 in Baramulla and 36 cutters in Srinagar district for clearance of roads.

Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation informed the meeting that 46 pump sets for dewatering of submerged areas are available.

The representatives of Gas Companies informed that 2.38 lakh Gas cylinders were supplied to consumers during the current month.

Department of R&B shall be responsible for the clearance of roads while Border Roads Organization shall take care of Airport and Qazigund to Banihal road.

The meeting was also informed that sufficient stocks of essential commodities have been dumped in remote areas of Gurez, Machil and Karnah. As many as 21080 quintals of Rice, 10320 quintals of Atta, 1672 quintals of Sugar and 78 Kilo Liters of Kerosene Oil have been stored in Gurez tehsil while in Karnah and Machil areas of Kupwara district, 49,000 quintals of Rice, 28,000 quintals of Atta, 3800 quintals of Sugar and 64 Kilo Liters of Kerosene Oil have been dumped to facilitate the consumers in these areas during winter season.

Div Com while speaking on the occasion stressed for establishment of Control Roo by different departments for smooth coordination and prompt redressal of grievances of people. He also asked for completion of formalities with regard to verification of KYC for before October 31, 2012 for hassle free distribution of LPG to consumers.

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