SRINAGAR: Amid unabated snowfall, essential services were being restored across Kashmir on war footing, the J&K Government said in a press release on Friday.
It said that the government had already made zone and location-wise action and management plans to prevent interruption in essential services. Zonal teams have been constituted to meet any exigency, it said.
The press release said that district and departmental control rooms were working 24×7 and joint control rooms set up in every zone were being monitored by the main control room at Deputy Commissioner’s office. “Men and machinery were put on job in advance which yielded good results and restored all essential services on war footing basis across the valley amid heavy snowfall,” it said.
The press release said that a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, reviewed restoration work of essential services including power and water supply, snow clearance on roads, availability of essential commodities, supply of medicines and other important services.
For quick snow clearance operations, 155 snow clearance machines and snow cutters have been deployed across the valley, while the SMC started snow clearance operations during the night. Now, snow has been cleared on all roads and there is sufficient stocking of essential commodities in every district, the meeting was told.
Regarding round-the-clock health care facilities, the Divisional Commissioner called upon hospital administrations to put in extra efforts in the prevailing harsh conditions.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Chief Engineers of MED, PDD, PHE, R&B, Joint Commissioner SMC, Deputy Director Health Services and other officers were present in the meeting.