Ganderbal : Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today took a whirlwind tour of various areas of the district to monitor the snow clearance operation, restoration of essential services besides availability of healthcare services.
During the visit, the DC personally monitored the snow clearance operations, restoration of electricity and water supply, besides availability of essential commodities like ration, medicines, cooking gas etc.
The DC on the occasion visited Wakura, Lar, Dab, Main town besides upper reaches of Kangan Sub-Division.
On the occasion, it was informed that all major roads of the district have been cleared besides snow clearance operation on other link and inner roads are in full swing.
Regarding restoration of electricity and water supply, the DC was informed that most of the water schemes are functional besides all other restoration works are in progress in the affected areas.
Earlier, DC visited District Hospital Ganderbal, PHCs and SDH Kangan and took stock of availability of medicines, power supply and heating arrangements there. He also interacted with the patients and directed the health officials to ensure quality health care facilities and heating arrangements to the patients.
The DC directed all the District and sectoral officers to ensure that all the facilities and services are restored and made available to the people in a bare minimum time.
Meanwhile, the DC chaired a meeting at SDM office Kangan to review the winter preparedness in the Sub-Division.
SDM Kangan briefed the DC about the restoration of essential services, snow clearance operation and availability of essential commodities.
The DC exhorted upon the officers to ensure prompt action against the grievances of people and sought coordination among all line departments for early redressal of public issues.
Among others, the DC was accompanied by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmed Baba, SDM Kangan, CMO, executive Engineers of Jal Shakhti, PDD and R&B besides other district and sectoral officers.