To combat aftermath of snowfall control room established in Srinagar
By: Mudasir Khan VOV
As the snowfall is being reported in various parts including Gulmarg on Tuesday, the authorities have established a control room in Srinagar in order to combat and respond to any situation arising out of the snowfall.
In this direction the government has asked the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to set up a snow control room in Srinagar to monitor the level of snowfall and respond to any emergency calls in case of a snowstorm.
According to news agencies in their reports about the weather and the preparedness of the government to respond post snowfall they have said in their reports as follows.
The snow control room is equipped with the latest machinery along with expert staff to respond to heavy snowfall to solve the problem in a short time and depute machinery all over the city after receiving weather forecast warnings from the administration.
Abdul Rashid Dar, Chief Engineer Mechanical Division Kashmir said, “This control room automatically starts working whenever snowfall starts here. We reinforce the deployment of mankind forces and machines to the required areas after receiving the emergency calls. We try to resolve every issue at the earliest.”
“For now, we have around 11-12 machines to clear snowfall that are installed especially near hospitals, roads to avoid traffic movement, PSUs, etc,” Dar added.
Mudasir Ahmad, Assistant Executive Engineer MED informed that the snow control room starts functioning from November 15 to March 15 every year.
“This snow control room starts working from November 15 to March 15. These machines require a lot of maintenance and we try to address the problems as soon as possible,” Ahmad said.
Pankaj Kaul, incharge of the snow control room, stated that they try to resolve every problem within 1-2 hours and the department has many standby machines for the clearance of snow.
“Whenever we receive any complaint, we try to resolve the problems within 1-2 hours and deploy the machines to clear the snow. We have many standby machines at present,” he added.
This control room is the backbone of the Srinagar city during the snowfall to make roads clear and make movement easier for the public.
With Agencies inputs