DC Bandipora reviews the preparation –

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Bandipora, October 21: Given the adverse weather forecast this weekend, Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Dr Owais Ahmad called a meeting on Thursday to review winter readiness and deal with any kind of situation.

The meeting was attended by OC Beacon, Deputy Development Commissioner Abdul Rashid Dass, DFO Bandipora Shabir Ahmad, DIO Jahangeer Akhoon, AD FCS & CA Bilal Ahmad, CMO Bandipora Dr Bashir and other senior district officials.

The meeting discussed the action plans prepared by the services concerned to avoid the interruption of services in the event of snowfall. The DC, while saluting their efforts during the last snowfall in the district, asked the concerned services to ensure an even faster response to the bad weather forecast for the days to come.

The DC has ordered to ensure that snow clearing machines are positioned at all critical locations and that these are put into service as soon as snow begins to accumulate during snowfall. He insisted on the priority given to clearing snow from roads leading to all important facilities in the district, including hospitals.

Dr Owais Ahmad said all men and machinery have been put on high alert in the district and snow removal operations will begin shortly after snow begins to accumulate on the roads to ensure that all the main roads are cleared on a war footing.

He said the mechanical engineering department has put snow-cutting machines on standby at different locations in the district so that they can be put into operation as soon as possible in addition to machines from various municipalities.

The deputy commissioner insisted on the availability of essential services in snow-covered areas in addition to making special arrangements for the air transport of stranded passengers in the event of the closure of the Gurez-Bandipora route.

The meeting was informed that a sufficient stock of rations and LPG has been stored in the district, including in the Gurez Valley.

It was announced that the administration has set up a control room in the Bandipora mini secretariat and at the sub-division level and urged people to contact on the phone numbers already notified by the administration.


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