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70 % roads cleared, adequate supply of essential commodities ensured: Div Com

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JAMMU, FEBRUARY 12: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Kumar today said that more than 70 percent of roads in Jammu Division have been cleared and rest will be restored within two to three days which were blocked due to heavy snowfall and incessant rains.

IG Traffic Alok Kumar, IGP Jammu Manish K Sinha and Deputy Commission Jammu Ramesh Kumar were also present on the occasion.

The Div Com informed that about 600 vehicles have crossed the tunnel which were stranded due to bad weather conditions. He added that about 1400 kilometer roads in Ramban, Doda, Kistwar, Rajouri Poonch and adjoining areas have been cleared out of 1700 kilometer while work is in progress to clear the rest of the roads. He said that adequate number of men and heavy machinery have been deployed to clear the roads obstructed due to landslides.

He informed that there is adequate supply of ration, LPG, medicine, petrol and other essential commodities in snow prone areas. He further informed that large number of stranded passengers have been airlifted from Jammu to Srinagar and from Doda/Kishtwar to Jammu in cases of emergency.

Div Com further said that 90 per cent of power supply has been restored which was affected due to heavy snowfall in Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar and rest will be restored by tomorrow.

He appreciated the work done by the officers of traffic, police and SDRF along with other concerned departments in providing timely relief to the stranded passengers.

He appealed the people to be patient and calm as the administration is working hard to provide all necessary facilities to the affected people besides ensuring them smooth supply of essential commodities. He said that administration needs support of people to serve them better in these adverse climatic conditions.

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