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Weather vagaries

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Srinagar city in the recent past has witnessed a lot of weather vagaries and many areas become waterlogged with the heavy rain falls. Recent heavy spell of rains inundated many low lying areas in Srinagar city showing that during the winters things can take ugly turn for the common people here.

Winter will come not only with rains but also with snow and recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar held a review meeting regarding the winter preparedness in this district.

He stressed the Officers on readying men and machinery to ensure timely redressal of weather vagaries and subsequent interruptions of supply of water, electricity and road closure due to snowfall during the winter months.

He directed for setting up of a special Control Room in the district to redress the winter related complaints of the public on fast track basis. He was also instructed to formulate a Joint Action Plan (JAP) by all concerned Departments in advance to mitigate any crisis or emergency like situation during winters.

He stressed concern to ensure a prompt response system is placed to ensure hassle-free supply of essential services to the general public and instructed that reaction time should be minimized while facing any emergency like situations.

He directed the Chief Medical Officer to ensure availability of medicine and sufficient stock of drugs, emergency medicine, ambulance services in all tertiary care hospitals in the City besides making proper functioning of the central heating system in all hospitals in the winter season.

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