Srinagar, January 15 (Scoop News) –Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon visited Lal Ded Hospital, SMHS, Bone & Joint Hospital and JLNM Hospital Rainawari on Sunday to assess the situation due to snowfall. He interacted with the patients and enquired about the availability of medicines and adequate heating arrangements. He inspected the Boiler rooms in the hospitals and asked Principal Govt Medical College, Srinagar, Dr. Professor Qazi Masood to ensure un-interrupted heating arrangements at the Associated Hospitals. He also visited Jamia Masjid at Sher-e-Khas and interacted with the locals.
Divisional Commissioner was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Baseer Ahmed Khan. Dr. Samoon directed all Deputy Commissioners to conduct extensive tour of their districts and ensure speedy clearance of snow from main roads and other roads. He also directed SMC officials to ensure manual clearance of snow from lanes and by lanes, as soon as the weather improves.
It is pertinent to mention that moderate to heavy snowfall was recorded during the night of January 14-15, Srinagar recorded 4” to 6” of snow, Budgam, 6” to 8”, Ganderbal 4” to 7”, Yusmarg 6” to 8”, Khansahib 10” to 12”, Gulmarg 12” to 18”, Kupwara 8” to 12”, Bandipora 5 “ to 8”, Pulwama 2” to 4”, Shopian 4” to 6”, Anantnag 2”, DH Pora 6”, Pahalgam 5”, Kulan 7”, Baramulla town 5”, Sogam 8”, Tral 4”, Kulgam 5”. Mechanical Engineering Department started snow clearance from city roads since 4 a.m. All Inter-district roads were cleared of snow.
Snow clearance machines were deployed at Srinagar International Airport since 4 a.m. by MED and the Beacon authorities also deployed their machines for clearance of apron and runway since 1 a.m., but due to poor visibility & continued snowfall no flight operated, so far.
Despite, the heavy snowfall, Electric department maintained electric supply throughout the valley. Div Com has complimented the Electric department for making efforts to ensure un-interrupted power supply.