SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday directed Mechanical Engineering Department to be fully prepared for the forthcoming inclement weather for timely clearance of snow.
He said during a review meeting of functioning of Mechanical Engineering Department (MED).
During the meeting, MED Chief Engineer said that 141 snow clearance machines have been distributed in South Kashmir, Central Kashmir and North Kashmir.
The Div Com directed the officials to keep the machines on standby mode at various locations so that the snow clearance operation will commence in shortest period of time. He also directed them to keep the Control Rooms functional in all areas 24X7 so that people can reach them in times of need. The Div Com said that special attention needs to be paid to the avalanche prone areas. He directed the officials to make a dynamic plan so that there is no complaint of road blockades due to accumulating snow, statement said.