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Restoration work, rehabilitation measures reviewed

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SAMBA: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Samba, Mubarak Singh on Wednesday reviewed the pace of progress on restoration of damaged public utilities and services besides rehabilitation of people affected due to the recent floods.
Chairing an all departments’ meeting, he directed the concerned departments to accelerate the efforts for the restoration of essential services besides prioritising repairs of infrastructure of power, PHE roads and other government buildings.
ADDC Samba, Vivek Sharma, ADC Samba Inderjeet, AC(R) M.Y Malik, CPO Samba, SDM Vijaypur, SDM Ghagwal besides District Sectoral Officers were present in the meeting.
The DDC stressed on close coordination among different departments to ensure that the relief material is provided to the affected families at the earliest.
He further directed the Executive Engineer PDD to restore power supply to the affected areas on priority basis and wherever required, alternate arrangements must be put in place. He also directed CAPD authorities to provide free rations to the affected families for two months whose houses have been collapsed and fully damaged.
He also directed the revenue officers to visit the spots to have fair assessment of the damage to households, crops, loss of livestock so that the relief could be provided to affected families.
Executive Engineer R&B informed the meeting that restoration works are being carried out on war footing and efforts are on to restore all the road links.
The DDC directed the Health Department to make adequate medical staff and medicines available at all health centres to keep check on spread of water borne diseases.
Executive Engineer, PHE informed that despite major damages to some of the vital water supply schemes, the department will be able to restore water supply very soon.
It was further informed that the tankers have been pressed into service to provide potable water to the people of areas where the supply had been affected.
Executive Engineer PDD informed that restoration works are on to restore power supply in the district
It was revealed that a Public Grievance Cell with dedicated telephone lines 01923-219093 has been established in the District Office Complex to register the complaints of the people and ensure early redressal of the same.

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