Tourism department assists tourists stranded by snow

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SRINAGAR: In view of the snowfall in many parts of the Kashmir valley, the department of Tourism Kashmir has set up helpline numbers for the general public and especially for tourists for any exigency.
The department has requested the tourists to contact Police Station Tourist Reception Center on 0194-2502275, SP Enforcement Amarjit Singh on 9419009728, Dy SP Enforcement Sandeep Kour on 9419051855, SHO Enforcement Suhail on 9419018626.
The department of Tourism has already issued instructions to destination in-charge and Tourist Police to ensure that tourists are staying comfortably at tourist spots.
For any kind of assistance regarding route clearance updates, accommodation issues, transportation, etc., the tourists can contact helpline numbers for immediate help.
Meanwhile, District Development Commissioner Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmed Sunday convened a meeting to review the snow clearance work in the district, besides check stock and supply position of essential commodities.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Executive Engineers of R&B, PDD, STD, PHE, Irrigation, Mughal Road, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Assistant Director Food, Tehsildar Shopian other concerned officers and engineers.
Issues with regard to snow clearance, power and water supply, medicare, transport and other facilities were discussed in the meeting. The DDC also took a comprehensive review of stock and supply position of food grains and other essential commodities.
It was discussed in the meeting that all the roads including Shopian- Srinagar, and Shopian-Bijbehara are open and traffic on these roads is plying normally.
Reviewing the stock and supply position, the DDC was briefed that sufficient stock of essential commodities including rice and LPG is available in the district.
The DDC also took stock of other essential services including Health and drinking water facilities. He impressed upon the officers to be proactive and ensure that every possible facility is provided to the masses. He also asked the district and sectoral officers to personally monitor the field functionaries so that the people don’t face any inconvenience during winters.