The Government has asked the people not to panic due to incessant rains and rising water level in river Jhelum as all precautionary measures have been taken by the divisional administration for tacking the situation and safety of the people.
This was stated by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan at a meeting convened at the Joint Control Room established in Hari Niwas while reviewing the status of the arrangements put in place by the different departments. The control room has been set up to monitor the arrangements being put in place by the Government in the wake of rising the water level in river Jhelum and its tributaries.
Khan asked the officers of line departments to mobilize men and machinery for making the Emergency Centres (EC) functional identified at a different location in the Srinagar city and Pampore. He asked them to make available ration, medicines and medical staff, blankets, drinking water, tents, trucks, boats and other eatables at every Centre. He asked the officers of PDD to make alternate arrangements of electricity by way of keeping one generator available at each Centre.
The Divisional Commissioner said the Emergency Centres have been established for accommodating the people in case any eviction is required to make invulnerable and flood-prone areas. He asked officers to work in close coordination to avoid any confusion in making the Emergency Centres meaningful. He said 14sites have been identified for establishing Emergency Centres which will start functioning in the afternoon.