Div Com conducts extensive tour of Srinagar, takes stock of snow clearance

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole during tour of Srinagar city on Thursday.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole during tour of Srinagar city on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Jan 7: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar to take stock of snow clearance work and restoration of essential services.
The Div Com also visited SKIMS Soura and JLNM Rainawari hospitals to take firsthand appraisal of functioning of health care and availability of medicines.
He was accompanied by Director Health Kashmir, Commissioner SMC, CE R&B, Director SKIMS Soura and other concerned officers.
Emphasizing on providing hassle-free health services to the general public, the Div Com instructed concerned to ensure that healthcare system functions smoothly and better patient care is provided at all health institutions.
He also visited Srinagar International Airport and took stock of the resumption of flight operation which remained suspended for past 3 days due to heavy snowfall.
Taking on spot stock of snow clearance work in city and old quarters of Srinagar, the Div Com visited Regal Chowk, Khanyar, Rainawari, SaidaKadal, Hazratbal, Lal Bazar, Soura, Safakadal, Karanagar, Jahangir Chowk and other adjoining areas.
He also inspected the snow clearance work in Rambagh, Hyderpora, Peerbagh, Humhama and Airport Road and took stock of restoration of road connectivity and restoration of essential services across these areas.
Deputy Commissioner Budgam, ADC Budgam also accompanied the Div Com on this leg of the tour.
The Div Com stressed on speedy snow clearance work in all areas of Srinagar and Airport Road to ensure smooth and hassle-free travel to the people.
He emphasized upon all concerned departments to work in tandem and in cooperation and ensure snow is cleared from all link, interior roads, lanes, bylanes, pavements and footpaths so that people do not face any inconveniences.
He called for carrying out the snow clearance operation continues day and night for immediate relief to the public.
The Div Com instructed on maintaining smooth flow of vehicular movement on all main roads and directed concerned to ensure people do not indulge in roadside parking as cause for traffic jams.