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Winter is coming

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Winters in Kashmir valley bring a lot of hardships and problems for the common people.

While in the cities and towns snow clearance operations are taken on time, many hilly areas and rural areas of Kashmir valley remain cut off for weeks due to the heavy snowfall.

Ahead of the winter season, Manoj Sinha recently reviewed the winter preparedness of various departments in Jammu and Kashmir.

He sought details from the departments and agencies on availability of snow clearance machines and cutters.

He sought the report from the concerned departments to ensure smooth flow of movement on National & State Highways, major, inter district and PMGSY roads and Airport road.

He passed strict directions to the officials for timely clearance of the snow from the roads, lanes and by-lanes of Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Disciplinary action will be taken for lack of accountability and services during winters, said the Lt Governor.

The chair was informed that SMC has 43 snow plough tractors and a deployment plan of 3500 sanitation workers and labourers is ready.

He asked the Airport authority and the concerned departments to share responsibility for snow clearance. The meeting decided to hand over the structure to the airport authority for lodging of passengers in case of delayed flights.

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