GANDERBAL, NOVEMBER 15, 2020: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today chaired a meeting to review the arrangements put in place for winters in the district.

During the meeting threadbare discussion was held regarding availability of snow clearance machines, establishing of Joint Control Room and action plans prepared by the concerned departments to prevent interruption to services during harsh weather conditions.

The DDC impressed upon the officers to remain available at headquarters for prompt response to the public grievances and for better coordination in dealing with snow clearance operations in the district.

The concerned officers from the Mechanical Engineering Department briefed the DDC about the action plan and availability of snow clearance machines in the district.

It was also informed that the joint control rooms have been activated with adequate manpower to cater to the needs of the general public especially during snowing days.

The DDC directed for ensuring that snow clearance machines are positioned at all critical spots and that these are pressed into service as soon as snow starts to accumulate prioritising roads leading to all important installations across the district including Hospitals.

The DDC sought inter-departmental coordination for effective response for any eventuality in the approaching winter season and exhorted that the reaction time should be prompt and the snow clearness plan should be effectively implemented.

The meeting was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner, Farooq Ahmed Baba, ARTO, Ex. Engineers, CMO and other Officers.