Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said that it rescued civilian from flash floods in several areas of Ganderbal district and also cleared landslides from Srinagar-Leh highwat.
In a statement issued on Tuesday police said that it acted swiftly to restore the movement of traffic on Srinagar-Leh Highway near Surfraw after overnight landslides blocked the road.
Stating that due to incessant rains in last few days a huge mass of land slid on to the main road at Surfraw blocked the movement of vehicles and local population, police in the above referred statement further said “during the intervening night of 1st/2nd August when the concerned SHO Police Station Gund received the information about the incident, he along with a Police party & other senior officers arrived at the spot and initiated the activities for clearance of highway”.
Police in the above quoted statement also said that as a first responder it started the rescue operation despite heavy downpour in the area and senior officers including SDPO Kangan were supervising the rescue efforts at the spot,adding therein that the SDRF, QRT from DPL were also pressed into service and engaged in rescue operation.
“In the wee hours after hectic efforts throughout the night, Police in coordination with SDRF, DPL Ganderbal and other civil departments including Revenue, Irrigation & Flood Control, Beacon and Rural Development Department were able to fully clear the debris from the road and make it through for the vehicular movement”, reads the police statement, adding that “while launching the rescue operation, flash floods also hit villages adjoining Surfraw and joint rescue teams were also deployed in the night to relocate civilians safely from Bagh-e-Patti area of Surfraw”, stating therein further that “all civilians were rescued safely by the joint teams of Ganderbal Police and SDRF”.
In the concluding para of it’s above referred statement police said that it is committed to secure the lives of civilians and provide assistance wherever required.