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Recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar finalised Snow Clearance Plan and geared up Admin for dealing with winter challenges.

In order to gear up the District Administration and machinery to deal winter challenges particularly with regard to current weather advisory, a meeting of all District/Sectoral Officers was held recently under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar.

He took first hand appraisal of the preparations made with regard to clearance of Snow.

The meeting was apprised that adequate number of hi-tech Snow clearance machines have been kept ready by the R&B, SMC and Mechanical Engineering Department in Srinagar out of which various machines have been deployed at important installations and vital sites across the district, while few machines are kept in standby mode to meet any exigency during heavy snowfall.

In addition, permanent and mobile dewatering stations are run by SMC in the district to tackle any water logging caused due to rains or snowfall. Besides, dewatering pumps of UEED are also operational to deal with any water logging.

He asked the SMC authorities to keep men and machinery ready to clear snow from inner lanes and by-lanes of the City.

He directed the Chief Medical Officer to ensure availability of staff, 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 during the winter season.

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