Srinagar: Governor N N Vohra, after touring the flood-hit areas of Srinagar on Saturday, asked the officials to gear up the administration at all levels to speed up rehabilitation measures.
Vohra visited Raj Bagh, Barzulla, Bemina and Lal Chowk, the areas that bore the brunt of the devastating floods in September last year. He interacted with the people in these areas and assured them of an adequate administrative response.
More than 280 people died and property worth thousands of crores was damaged in the flood, the worst in the past century. Rehabilitation measures have been hit due to a stalemate in the government formation.
However, after the imposition of governor’s rule, people expect that rehabilitation will not remain hostage to government formation.
During his visit, the governor also reviewed power supply position, restoration of breaches, roads, PHE schemes, damage to crops and infrastructure.
Vohra directed the Power Development Department to ensure constant power supply to the people, while exhorting officials to intensify market checking to ensure availability of adequate stocks of essential commodities, especially kerosene oil and LPG.
He asked for accelerating the drive for removal of encroachments and illegal structures from the water bodies and state land.
Later he met representatives of various organizations related to tourism, trade, handloom and transport sectors besides houseboat owners and civil society members.
The governor said that he has asked the chief secretary to set up the Winter Secretariat at Srinagar.