Srinagar 04 January (KNB): Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation Junaid Azim Mattu today held a meeting to take stock of the post snowfall work mechanism from various line departments to assess the situation in the Srinagar city on various fronts.
A statement issued to Kashmir News Bureau said that besides Commissioner SMC Mr Gazanfar Ali, the meeting was attended by Chief Engineer R&B Showkat Jeelani Pandit, Chief Engineer PHE Iftikaar Ahmed Wani, S. E KPDCL Mir Wali Mohammad, S. E MED Kashmir, S. E Hydraulic Er N. A Kakroo, S.E Drainage Mr Ahsaan ul Haq, Joint Commissioner Works, Ishtiyaq Ahmed Shah, Deputy Director Planning, Khursheed Ahmed Makhdoomi, Xens, AEE’s and other senior Officers including Secretary SMC, Chief Sanitation Officer and other officers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation.
Commissioner SMC Gazanfar Ali updated Mayor that At Least 3000 Sanitation workers are on job since yesterday early morning to clear up the snow from lanes and bylanes in the city, besides snow clearance drive is being taken up in Hospitals, Religious places, Ration Depot, vital roads, Major Markets, city centre and other important stretches.
Statement read, “Besides utilization of Manpower , twenty JCB’s, Roberts and on the snow clearance machines were put on job.”
While taking review of Drainage wing , it was informed that all the 85 permanent dewatering stations were fully functional and 32 mobile pumps were deputed in low lying / vulnerable spots in Srinagar City.
Similarly, while taking review of PDD it was informed that out of 256 feeders in Srinagar city, 28 are under restoration whereas only four transformers were damaged due to the snowfall which were also under repairs.
Chief Engineer R&B department further informed in the meeting that all the main city roads falling within their jurisdiction leading to Hospitals, Shrines, important destinations, institutions have been cleared up .
Mattu hailed PDD for restoring continuously the power lines since yesterday only in snow fall.
On essential supplies Mattu was apprised that stock of rice is available for next two and half months, LPG for 21 days, kerosene for thirty days, Petrol for nine days and diesel for eighteen days.
Officials stated that the concerned from the PHE department further apprised the Mayor, that all the water supply related issues were resolved timely. (KNB)