Admin put on high alert: CM

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has put the administration on high alert, directing them to be at the beck and call of the people wherever required, an official spokesman said Wednesday.
He said Omar is personally monitoring the situation that has arisen due to incessant rain in the state creating flood threat in various areas.
“Chief Minister has directed the Divisional Commissioners to place senior officers on duty for monitoring the situation and initiate all necessary measures to safeguard the people. He directed them to keep control room operative round the clock so that there is close contact between the people and the concerned officers,” the spokesman said.
Omar Abdullah received brief from the administration about the situation in Kulgam, Shopian, Baramulla, Surankote and other areas where water has increased to dangerous levels. He also received brief about the rescue and relief operations put in place by the administration to meet the challenges. He said that rescue operations on war-footing should be carried out wherever need arises, the spokesman said.
Under the directions of the Chief Minister, the state Administration has asked the Air force authorities to keep aerial rescue plan in place for utilization, it said.