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DC Srinagar tours City areas to oversee snow clearance measures

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SRINAGAR: To assess the ground situation in the 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 the 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 an onsite inspection of the ongoing snow clearance measures and stressed to 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 prioritising 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 snowfall also met the Deputy Commissioner and interacted with him.

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