SMC Commissioner reviews arrangements for snow clearance

Says 4,000 officials, 16 loaders, 4 JCBS on stand by

Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Commissioner, Riyaz Wani today took stock of the preparedness in the wake of forecast of snowfall.

The Commissioner reviewed the arrangements made for snow clearance. He expressed satisfaction over adequate preparedness.

The SMC has put men and machinery including six sucker machines and dewatering pumps for water logged areas on a standby to tackle any situation arising out of the snowfall, including dewatering.

Around 4,000 officials will be pressed into service for manual clearance. Besides, 16 loaders and 04 JCBs will be made available for clearance of lanes and by-lanes.

The review meeting was attended by all concerned officers of the SMC.

The meeting decided to set up a Snow Control room, headed by Secretary of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Besides, a sub-control room will be headed by Chief Sanitation Officer of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation.

In case of any help, the general public can get in touch with the officers concerned.

These official are Hilal Ahmad Deewani, Secretary SMC/ Head of Control Room 9419077007.Sofi Muhammad Akbar, Chief Sanitation Officer SMC 9906888105, Fehmeeda, Sanitation Officer East Zone (Ward No. 01 to 09) 9797192923, Issar Ahmad Bhat, Sanitation Officer North Zone (Ward No. 10 to 17) 9419552093, Abdul Ahad Rather, Sanitation Officer West Zone (Ward No. 18 to 27) 9419018259 and Syed Aijaz Hussain, Sanitation Officer South Zone (Ward No. 28 to 35) 9622744826.


(With inputs from KNS)

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