DCs to check restoration of essential services

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Srinagar: The Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and other concerned officers of the Kashmir division have been asked to carry out regular market checking in their respective jurisdictions and ensure that no hoarding or profiteering is exercised by any trader, especially under prevailing circumstances. The DCs have been asked to put all available resources in service to restore all the affected services like roads, transport, power, and water supplies besides hospital supplies in their respective districts.

The continuous snowing for the past two days has affected normal life throughout the Kashmir Valley, however, the district administrations had started on war footing snow clearance from inter-district and main roads since yesterday morning, which was still going on today.

To take on the spot assessment of the situation arisen in South Kashmir, which witnessed heavy snowfall measuring from 1 ft. to 6 ft. since past two days, the Divisional Commissioner, Mr. P K Pole, along with senior officers of the divisional administration, today, visited Kulgam and Anantnag districts.

On the occasion, he received a brief from district administrations about the steps taken for the restoration of essential services like roads, power, and water supply besides other medicare facilities in the health institutions of both the districts.

Meanwhile, in Srinagar, the Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, is personally monitoring the restoration work of essential services including the lifting of snow from main as well as inner links of the district including old city areas by Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).

He asked the authorities of the Power Development Department (PDD) and the PHE Department to expedite the restoration work and ensure early restoration of power and water supply in affected areas of the district. He also, along with a team of officers, visited various parts of the district and took stock of the restoration operation going on in these areas.

The market checking teams have also been asked to intensify the checking in order to check that no hoarding and profiteering are resorted by the traders in the district.

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