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Restoration of essential services going on war footing: Govt

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SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and other concerned officers of Kashmir division have been asked to put all available resources in service to restore all the affected services like roads, transport, power and water supplies besides hospital supplies in their respective districts, reads a communiqué issued by DIPR-JK.

“The continuous snowing for the past two days has affected normal life throughout the Kashmir Valley, however; the district administrations had started on war footing snow clearance from inter-district and main roads since yesterday morning, which was still going on today,” reads the communiqué.

“Meanwhile in Srinagar, the Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, is personally monitoring the restoration work of essential services including lifting of snow from main as well as inner links of the district including old city areas by Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC),” the communiqué said.

“He asked the authorities of PDD and PHE Department to expedite the restoration work and ensure early restoration of power and water supply in affected areas of the district. He also, along with a team of officers, visited various parts of the district and took stock of the restoration operation going on in these areas,” it said.

“DCs have been asked to carry out regular market checking in their respective jurisdictions and ensure that no hoarding or profiteering is exercised by any trader, especially under prevailing circumstances. The market checking teams have also been asked to intensify the checking in order to check that no hoarding and profiteering is resorted by the traders in the district,” it added.

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