DC Srinagar conducts night tour of city

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Visits vulnerable sites, inspects protection measures to tackle any flood like situation

SRINAGAR: In order to take first hand assessment of the situation which has arisen due to incessant rainfall, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, on Monday late night undertook a whirlwind tour of various areas of Srinagar City to inspect the measures taken in the prevailing weather situation to prevent flood like situation in the district.

Besides, Additional Deputy Commissioner Syed Ahmad Kataria and Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr Khalid Hussain Malik, the DC was accompanied by SDM East , SDM West, Senior Officers from Irrigation & Flood Control, R&B, SMC, PDD, UEED and other departments.

The DC, who is also the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), visited different areas of the City including Jehangir Chowk, Residency road, TRC, Rambagh, Hyderpora Humhama, Mehjoor Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Kursoo Rajbagh, Zero bridge and other adjoining areas to take stock of the preventive measures undertaken to ensure effective flood management system.

He also inspected I&FC Control Room, Ram Munshibagh.

During the tour, the DC passed several directions to the concerned Officers for immediate compliance with regard to the measures to be taken for avoiding any flood like situation and reaching out to the public to provide them timely assistance.

The Officers were also directed to put in place all requisite men and machinery at vulnerable spots, besides taking measures for water logging of inundated low lying areas. The DC asked the concerned to ensure that all dewatering and pumping stations are operational particularly at essential installations including hospitals, Power stations, Ration stores, besides in inner habitations, lanes and bylanes.

On the occasion, the DC was informed that sufficient number of sand bags have been kept reserved to deal with any exigent situation in the district. He was also informed that these sand bags are being laid at vulnerable spots as a preventive measure to deal with any flood like situation.