KARGIL, Nov 6: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan today visited Shaitan Nallah Gumri and took stock of the snow clearance work on the Kargil-Srinagar Road in the aftermath of the recent untimely snowfall.
Executive Councillor for R&B Nasir Hussain Munshi, Sub Divisional Magistrate Drass Pawan Kotwal besides the officers of civil, police aministration, and Vijayak accompanied the CEC during the tour.
The CEC took brief from the officers about the snow clearance works presently in progress on the highway. The concerned officers informed the CEC that to restore traffic on the National Highway, Vijayak and Beacon authorities have started snow clearance work from both ends of Zojila pass and heavy snow cutter machines and dozers have been pressed into service for the snow clearance work. It was further informed that the highway is expected to be opened for vehicular traffic within 2 to 3 days time.
While hailing the efforts of the engineers and labourers engaged in the snow clearance works, the CEC urged upon them to redouble their efforts for early restoration of the highway, so as to ensure passage of the stranded passengers on either side of the highway. He said that to further speed up the snow clearance works and to overcome the slippery road conditions JCBs, recoveries and tippers by Mechanical Department Kargil be deployed so as to ensure smooth and hassle free movement of vehicles.
Meanwhile, enroute, public delegations raised several issues and demands before the CEC like snow clearance from link roads, provision of water tankers, declaration of ration stores as snow bound area stores and other demands. The CEC while giving patient hearing to people’s issues assured them of the fulfilment of all their genuine concerns and demands.