DC Bandipora reviews winter preparedness; calls for prompt response to public grievances

Excelsior Correspondent
BANDIPORA, Sept 26: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmed today chaired a meeting to review winter preparedness of departments in the district.
The DC on the occasion took stock of department-wise initiatives and works to be undertaken by the District Administration for winter preparedness.
He directed the concerned officers to make necessary arrangements well in advance and asked for framing and executing department-wise action plans for the preparedness.
Dr. Owais directed all the departments to ensure that a robust mechanism is put in place to minimize disruptions of essential services to the general public during winter season.
During the meeting, the DC directed the PDD to set specific timelines for replacement of transformers in far-flung/ remote areas of the district and also keep a buffer stock of transformers during the winter months.
While reviewing the preparedness of the MED and Beacon, the DC laid emphasis on ensuring uninterrupted road connectivity. He also directed the concerned officers for deployment of snow clearing machinery and equipment for snow clearance on essential, main and internal roads as and when required.
The officers of the Mechanical Engineering Department apprised the chair that four more snow clearance machines have been provided to Bandipora for quick and robust clearance of roads during winter.
Dr. Owais directed all the concerned to ensure availability of essentials including medicines, fuel, ration and other essential items.
He also directed the concerned departments for setting up of Control Rooms to redress the winter related complaints of the public on fast track basis and to ensure a prompt response system.
District Programme Officer, Mohd Ashraf Hakak, ADC Bandipora Waseem Raja, ACD Bandipora Ab Rashid Das, ACR Bandipora Parvaiz Rahim, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, SDM Gurez, Executive Engineers of R&B, PMGSY and other concerned attended the meeting.