SRINAGAR: The Government has asked the people not to panic due to incessant rains and rising water level in river Jhelum as all precautionary measures have been taken in Kashmir, where 14 emergency centres have been set up in Srinagar and Pampore in case any eviction is required from vulnerable and flood prone areas.
An official spokesperson said this was was stated by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan at a meeting convened at the Joint Control Room established in Hari Niwas while reviewing the status of the arrangements put in place by the different departments.
The control room has been set up to monitor the arrangements being put in place by the Government in the wake of rising the water level in river Jhelum and its tributaries.
Khan asked the officers of line departments to mobilise men and machinery for making the Emergency Centres (EC) functional identified at different location in the Srinagar city and Pampore. He asked them to made available ration, medicines and medical staff, blankets, drinking water, tents, trucks, boats and other eatables at every centre. He asked the officers of PDD to make alternate arrangements of electricity by way of keeping one generator available at each Centre.
Khan asked officers to work in close coordination to avoid any confusion in making the emergency centres meaningful. He said 14 sites have been identified for establishing emergency centres which will start functioning in the afternoon.