Governor NN Vohra undertook an extended tour of Srinagar city and its outskirts, visited Boulevard Road, Hydraulic Gauge Centre of river Jhelum at Ram Munshi Bagh; Lasjan, and Relief Camps in Rawal Pora and Ram Bagh areas for a first-hand view of the ground situation consequent to Jhelum rising above high flood levels. Accompanied by B.B. Vyas and K. Vijay Kumar, Advisors to Governor; B V R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Basheer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; M. Raju, Commissioner, PHE, Flood, and Irrigation Department; and Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Governor inspected the Administration’s preparedness to evacuate people if Srinagar gets flooded, an official statement reads.
“Governor inspected the designated Relief Camps at the Tourism Department’s Community Centre Goripora, Government Boys Higher Secondary School Rawal Pora and the ERA Complex in the Shopping Complex building at Ram Bagh. Divisional Commissioner Khan explained the basic facilities being provided at these sites,” the statement reads.
Governor instructed M. Raju, Commissioner, PHE, Flood, and Irrigation Department, to immediately ensure adequate availability of sandbags and other required materials for ensuring immediate repair of any breach in the Jhelum Bund.