DC Srinagar reviews arrangements to deal with inclement weather


SRINAGAR: In view of weather forecast issued by Meteorological Department, regarding rain fall, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmed Lone convened a meeting today to review the arrangements/ preparedness with regard to dewatering from water logged areas. Senior officers from Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Public Works, PDD, Irrigation and Flood Control, PHE, Fire and emergency services, UEED, Drainage were present in the meeting. 

It was informed that the Departments are ready to meet with any eventuality, besides they have kept standby men and machinery for dewatering in case of heavy rain fall.  The meeting was further informed that all these departments have established Control Rooms for the convenience of general public in case of any excigency. Superintending Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control Department informed that they have sufficient number of sand bags at various places to be used in case of any emergency.

The Deputy Commissioner, directed all the Departments to ensure timely dewatering  from the main roads, lanes/drains and  also from the roads leading to important installations in the Srinagar City. He directed the PDD authorities to ensure uninterrupted power supply so that dewatering does not happen. He also directed Srinagar Municipal Corporation to install additional dewatering pumps in water logging prone areas of the city. Fire and Emergency Services Department was directed to keep close liaison with SMC  for dewatering in water logged areas wherever required.

ADDC Srinagar (Cell NO. 9797794047) Assistant Commissioner (Rev) Sgr, SDM (East) & SDM (West) Srinagar will function as Nodal Officers to monitor the situation within their areas of jurisdiction.

In case of any emergency the general public is requested to contact the following telephone numbers of Control Rooms, SDM (East)Nodal Officer 9419009472 SDM(West) Nodal Officer  9419003594 Assistant Commissioner (Rev) Srinagar Nodal Officer  9419407045 Mechanical Engineering Department 0194-2497458/2131456,  Srinagar Municipal Corporation 9419065737 / 2474499 (Toll Free) 18001807038, R&B Department 2310482, Fire and Emergency Services 2479488/ 101Police Control Room Sgr 100 Irrigation & Flood Control  2311834 UEED Xen 9419231027, PHE 2477207/2452047.


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