Jammu-: Advisor to Lt. Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan today took stock of the extra measures made by the district administration Ramban for better upkeep of Jammu- Srinagar National Highway in winter season and provision of amenities for stranded passengers in the eventuality of emergency situation arising due to inclement weather.
During an extensive tour of the district, the Advisor inspected the shelter sheds (Rahat Centres) established by the district administration for the stranded commuters.
Deputy Commissioner (DC), Nazim Zai Khan, SSP, Haseeb –Ur- Rehman, SDM Ramsoo, Dil Mir Chowdhary, SDM Banihal, Zaheer Abbas Bhat and several other officers accompanied the Advisor during his visit.
The Advisor took a detailed review of the winter preparedness including availability of ration, electricity, public convenience, water supply in the shelter sheds and other halting points established in the district at various locations along the national highway.
He directed the district administration to ensure adequate amenities for the passengers in all the shelters sheds and halting points including heating arrangements and toilet facility.
He directed the DC and SSP to deploy adequate personnel for round the clock security and other services at all the facilities for the comfortable stay of passengers in the event of traffic breakdown on the National Highway. Health department was directed to ensure Mobile Health Van facility at all key points to meet any emergent situation.
Earlier, the DDC apprised the Advisor that 16 RAHAT centres established by the administration function between Nashri to Shatani Nallah section to provide shelter to the stranded passengers.
He also briefed the Advisor about the boarding and lodging arrangements put in place by the administration for the convenience of stranded passengers.
He informed that the Police department, QRT, SDRF teams, and other concerned departments have been directed to be ready to deal with any emergency situation.