SRINAGAR: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir Thursday visited the embankment caved in site at Lasjan.
The Minister was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control, Director Disaster Management, Superintending Engineer I&FC, Executive Engineer I&FC, Executive Engineer PHE, Superintendent of Police West and other concerned officers.
It may be mentioned that an enquiry has been ordered in the incident to be conducted by Deputy Commissioner within a fortnight.
The Minister, while taking a serious view of the matter, asked the concerned officers to ensure that restoration measures are taken up on war footing. He instructed the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control to conduct inspection of all embankments along the length of River Jhelum from Verinag to Uri to check occurrence of any such incident.
He gave directions to Chief Engineer I&FC to ensure that dredging of River Jhelum is done in a scientific manner and no lapse on this account will be tolerated.