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DDC Budgam visits various vulnerable low-lying areas

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BUDGAM, JUNE 30: District Development Commissioner Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, Saturday conducted a pre-dawn visit to various low-lying areas in the district to assess the situation and preparedness to deal with the situation arising due to the incessant rains and swelling of water level in rivers and rivulets.

The DDC visited areas including Bemina, Shariefabad, Shalina and BK Pora Chadoora which are vulnerable to floods. The DDC during her tour ordered on spot directions for providing of sandbags, boats, dewatering pumps in these low-lying areas to meet any emergency situation.

A number of delegations also interacted with her after which she directed on spot resolution of their various demands.

Following the tour, DDC also chaired an emergency meeting of officers at New Conference Hall. She directed the concerned to remain vigilant at all flood-prone areas and make coordinated efforts to ensure the safety of public life and property.

The meeting also discussed the evacuation plan and the concerned were directed to keep their men and machinery in the state of readiness. She also directed dumping of ration and other essentials including potable drinking water, medical facilities, etc at the decided relief sites in case evacuation is ordered.

Meanwhile, Control Room was established at DC office where people can contact on phone numbers 01951-255203, 8082629101, 01951-255042, 80825267612 during any emergency situations.

Among others, ADC Budgam, Mohammad Farooq Dar, ASP, ACR, CPO and other senior officers from Revenue, PHE, R&B and other line departments attended the meeting.

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