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Against 22000 km target, snow cleared from 18000 km road length in Kashmir: Div Com

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‘Over 95% power supply, 407 WSS out of 441 affected restored within 3 days’

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, Friday informed that against the target of 22000 kilometres, 18000 kilometre road length was cleared of snow across Kashmir division so far.

Pole said that against the target of 9654 kms, the Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) has cleared snow from 8645 kms road length, while as the Roads and Building (R&B) Department has cleared and restored 6063 kms road length against the target of 8036 kms across the ten districts of Kashmir.

Similarly, the Div Com said, PMGSY has cleared snow from 2015 kms road length against the target of 3225 kms across Kashmir so far.

Div Com said that over 80 percent achievement has been also made by the ULBs through 40 number of MCs by clearing snow on 910 road/lane length against the 1134 kms length. While as SMC has cleared 825 lanes against 1143 lanes target and 4225 bylanes against 5661 bylanes target so far.

He said that over 97 per cent affected 33KV Feeders, 96 percent Receiving Stations and 90 percent 11KV feeders have been restored so far to ensure scheduled power supply is  restored to the people across Kashmir. Similarly, 89 percent power supply/ transformer outage has been restored in Kashmir.

The Div Com said there was sufficient stock of food grains available including 78531 MT rice and 1498 MT wheat stocked at various FSD stores in the Valley. He said a huge stock of 246262 LPG cylinders available while as 2616 MS (in Kls), 9244 HSD (in kls) and 3526 SKO availability also.

Pole said that out of 441 affected/ damaged both lift and gravity WSS, 407 have been restored in Kashmir within the period of 3 days only.

He said that the major snowfall has affected water and power supply in various areas due to damages to the various WSS and power lines, however, “restoration work was launched promptly across Kashmir and great achievement was made in the restoration process in short period of time”.

He said that snow clearance work was carried out at all hospitals including, SKIMS, GMC and associate hospitals and roads leading to DHs, SDHs, PHCs and other health institution were cleared on priority.

He said that facilities like Electricity, Water Supply, Heating, POL, LPG, adequate Oxygen, Gensets are working smoothly at all health institutions and backups have been also made available besides medicines and other life saving drugs are available in hospitals.

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