Div Com Issues Fresh Weather Advisory

SRINAGAR:  Kashmir Valley is likely to get affected by a fresh Western disturbance which is approaching the State up to February 23, 2013, followed by another disturbance likely to affect the State on February 27 and 28, 2013.

According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir in view of this weather is likely to deteriorate in next few days and moderate rain and snowfall is likely to occur at wide spread places across Kashmir division especially in areas of district Anantnag, Baramulla, Bandipore, Kupwara and Drass sector and at few places of Ladakh region.

People in these areas have been advised to avoid movement during snowfall and not to venture into steep avalanche-prone slopes during the said period.

They have also been asked to frequently remove snow from their roof tops to avoid any causality due to house collapse.

In case of any eventuality people have been asked to contact concerned Deputy Commissioners on their contact numbers already publicised, the official spokesman said.

Meanwhile Divisional Commissioner, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today reviewed overall situation and availability of essential commodities in Kashmir division.

It was informed that all essential services were functional including hospitals, power, water supply and ration sale outlets in the Valley. Adequate stocks of essentials are available including 21962 metric tons of rice, 10060 metric tons of wheat, 1774 metric tons of sugar, 2990 kilolitres of petrol, 12331 kilolitres of diesel, 4609 kilolitres of kerosene oil and 292400 LPG cylinders are also available in the Valley.

Entire ration for the month of February has been lifted and made available to consumers across the division. Besides adequate ration and fuel stocks are also available in all border areas for a period of 3 to 6 months, the meeting was informed.

As many as 445 trucks, of which carrying rice 223 trucks, wheat 10 trucks, sugar 85 trucks, LPG 50 trucks, poultry 13 trucks, sheep 14 trucks, diesel 30 tankers, petrol 05 tankers, kerosene 22 tankers, aviation fuel 2 tankers were received from Jammu since yesterday.

National Highway is being operationalized despite snowfall and 219 vehicles stranded at Ramban moved to Srinagar today, the Divisional Commissioner informed.

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