Srinagar: The Mayor of Srinagar, Junaid Azim Mattu, along with Srinagar Municipality Committee (SMC) officers toured several areas in the uptown and the old city to take up on-the-spot inspection of the snow clearance drive.
Mattu passed on directions to the concerned to clear the snow from religious places including Hazratbal, Khanyar, NaqshbandSahib, Makhdoom Sahib , ChatiPadshai, other Gurudwara’s , mosques , Imambaras and shrines.
He also reviewed snow clearance from vital roads, link roads, at hospitals, places of worship, city center and major markets.
Besides snow clearance he also reviewed the city drainage preparation to deal with water-logging in low lying areas and trouble spots.
He instructed them to be on high alert to check water logging.
Mattu was informed that Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has successfully cleared snow off the roads on all important stretches running through the city and connecting important destinations, with special focus on the roads leading to hospitals, religious places and the government offices.
He was further informed that services of 3000 sanitation Workers are being utilised for clearance of snow from lanes, bylanes , pavements, Hospitals, Ration Ghats, Electric water supply stations, Religious places, Government Departments and other vital places on priority.
Besides the manpower all the machinery including loaders, hoppers and other snow clearance machines are on job.
Similarly dewatering exercise is continuously being carried outin the city and besides 85 permanent dewatering stations which are fully functional the services of 32 mobile pumps which have been deputed in the volatile spots are also being utilized.(KNS)