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Winter challenges

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Winter challenges are being faced by the government not only in Kashmir valley but in the various districts of Jammu region. In this connection recently Divisional Commissioner Jammu took a detailed review meeting to see for himself how prepared are different wings of his administration to face this challenge.

Reviewing the power supply scenario in each district, the Chief Engineer PDD informed about the areas prone to breakdowns during the winters. He informed that necessary buffer stock has been maintained in districts for replacement of damaged transformers in the shortest possible time.

He instructed the Engineers of JPDCL to keep men and machinery ready for restoration of power supply in case of disruption due to snowfall.

He had a detailed review of the snow clearance mechanism of NHAI, PWD, PMGSY and BRO.

The concerned Chief Engineers gave information about the roads which get affected during snowfall. The Chief Engineer PMGSY said that the department has deployed an adequate number of machines for snow clearance in these areas.

He directed the concerned Engineers to make special arrangements for snow clearance in the districts which experience heavy snowfall to keep the roads traffic worthy.

The Heads of the Departments and Deputy Commissioners were asked to activate 24×7 Divisional and district level control rooms and notify helpline numbers and put them in public domain. The HODs were asked to issue duty rosters of staff on a regular basis and maintain adequate stocking of essentials to avoid shortage during traffic disruption due to snowfall.

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