DC Srinagar Tours City areas to oversee snow clearance measures

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Stresses on inter-agency coordination to ensure hassle free essential services to people

 SRINAGAR:- In order to assess the ground situation in wake of overnight snowfall in the District, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Bilal  Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat on Sunday morning toured various areas of the Srinagar City to inspect snow-clearance operations and take first hand appraisal about functioning of essential supplies.

The DC visited various areas of the City including Bemina, Batmaloo, Jehangir Chowk, Bemina, Lal Chowk, Ghanta Ghar, Residency Road, Polo-view and other adjoining areas and took stock of the ongoing snow clearance measures.

During the tour, the DC took onsite inspection of the ongoing snow clearance measures and stressed the Officers and officials to ensure that snow is cleared from all main roads to pave ways for smooth vehicular movement, particularly of ambulances ferrying patients.  He also stressed on prioritizing snow clearance on roads leading to important installations including hospitals ensuring unhindered access for medical emergencies, as well as facilitating the smooth flow of essential services amidst the challenging weather conditions.

The DC also laid emphasis on snow clearance from inner lanes and by-lanes to make sure people do not face any inconvenience. He underscored the importance of making other necessary facilities available to residents to minimize the impact of severe weather events on the people.

The DC also stressed on ensuring free Ambulance movement enroute all City Hospitals and emphasised on snow clearance from remote Srinagar areas like Harwan, Dara, Fakir Gujri, Khanmoh, Balhama, Soiteng, Panzinara, etc.

During the visit, several tourists who were enjoying the snow fall also met the Deputy Commissioner and interacted with him.

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