Advisor, CS take stock of situation

Advisor, CS take stock of situation
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Directs officers to mobilise staff for meeting any eventuality

SRINAGAR: An emergency meeting was called on Saturday by Advisor to Governor Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam of senior officers of the civil, police administration and the army in the wake of flood like situation following incessant rains across Kashmir division.
Kuamar and Subrahmanyam took a detailed review of the preparations and received brief from the concerned officers. They issued directions to the concerned officers for immediate compliance which includes alerting the people living in the low lying/vulnerable areas, to be vigilant about the flood situation and be in preparedness for evacuation, establishing joint control room with components from civil, police, CRPF and army at Hari Niwas and disseminating contact details to the public, all relief and rescue material- men, boats to be kept in readiness to promptly respond to any evacuation call.
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir was instructed to issue an advisory to the departments to relocate the critical equipment in hospitals and other important installations to safe places where the flood threat is less, like upper floors of the official buildings.
CRPF was requested to keep all its boats available along with manpower ready for any assistance, in coordination with IG, Kashmir. The Army was also requested to keep manpower, boats and aerial support ready along with communication sets in case of any eventuality, in coordination with IG, Kashmir
Advisor and Chief Secretary asked the officers to handle the situation calmly, confidently and sagaciously and mobilize their staff for meeting any eventuality and initiate immediate action, wherever required, without waiting for instructions from the higher ups.