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Winter preparedness

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is focusing on winter preparedness of various departments. In this direction recently LG Manoj Sinha reviewed how prepared is the administration to face the winter problems.

He directed the officers to ensure coordinated action plans are in place for uninterrupted power & water supply, round the clock availability of public utilities, ration, medicines and other necessities. He said every department and key stakeholders should be far better prepared for this winter than last winter.

To keep men and machines running well throughout the winter season, we need to make the response system more resilient to harsh conditions. Advance arrangements should be made for higher reaches and those areas where access is limited during the winters.

Connectivity, hospitals, power & water supply and educational institutions should be the priority of the administration. Dedicated power supply must be ensured for the hospitals and water supply schemes.

While reviewing the plan prepared for the three important stretches – Patnitop, Jakhani – Banihal and Banihal – Qazigund of NH-44, it was informed that the Panthyal tunnel and T5 will be ready by December 15 this year.

Explicit direction was passed for making heating arrangements in health, educational institutions and Civil Secretariat. Submit traffic plans in advance to ensure there is no constraint to essential supplies.

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