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Disaster Management preparedness reviewed in Anantnag

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STATE TIMES NEWS
ANANTNAG: For ensuring smooth traffic movement and necessary arrangements during approaching snow season in the district especially on the national highway, the preparation for combating any disaster reviewed in a high level meeting of officers, chaired by Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Tasaduq Jeelani here on Sunday.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, officers from Beacon, NH-AI, R&B, Revenue, CAPD and other concerned departments attended the meeting.
It was informed in the meeting that all the arrangements for ensuring smooth movement of traffic on National Highway during snowfall have been finalised.
The arrangements for the stranded passengers in case of road blockade due to heavily snowfall have also been kept in place. Disaster Management Centres established at Badragund, Levdore, Qazigund, Checkiwangund, Tool Post Lower Munda, Zig and Jawahar Tunnel have been fully equipped with necessary essentials including food grains, kerosene, LPG and firewood for the stranded passengers during heavy snowfall.
Chief Education Officer Anantnag was also directed to keep the educational institutions adjoining to the highway in a state of readiness so that these institutions can be utilized as shelter houses if and when the need arises.
It was further informed that the Control Rooms established at Qazigund and Khanabal will work round the clock during the snowfall for general public and any kind of up to date information can be sought from these control rooms.
Snow clearance arrangements in rest of the district were also discussed thread bare in the meeting.
During the meeting the concerned officers apprised Deputy Commissioner that adequate arrangements have been kept in place for speedy snow clearance in the district for which required men and machinery has been kept in a state of readiness at designated places.

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