Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today said the Government has directed all the concerned Deputy Commissioners to carry out snow clearance operations on war-footing basis and ensure restoration of electricity in all the affected areas.
Informing the Legislative Assembly about the measures taken by the Government to restore essential services in Kashmir in the aftermath of the fresh snowfall, the Minister that ground staff of PDD and R&B Department is working round-the-clock to restore power supply and clear the roads. He said the Deputy Commissioners of all the snow-bound districts are supervising the restoration work on ground.
Regarding the dewatering of Srinagar roads and alleys, the Minister said that the Government has pressed 18 snow clearance machines and 16 dewatering pumps into service in Srinagar.
Earlier, several members raised the issue regarding restoration of essential services in Kashmir post-snowfall. The members sought immediate restoration of services in the snow affected areas.
Vikar Rasool Wani, G M Saroori, Altaf Ahmed Kaloo, Abdul Majeed Larmi, M Y Tarigami, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Er Rashid, Mian Altaf Ahmad and Shakti Singh Parihar raised the issue of loss of properties due to heavy snowfall in their respective constituencies.