Srinagar : Mayor Srinagar Mr Junaid Azim Mattu Thursday chaired meeting with various senior Officers of the Corporation to review preparedness for snow clearance and dewatering exercise in the city in view of snow forecast.
He at the outset of meeting passed on clear cut directions that there should be no impediment in the snow clearance program in the city in case of snowfall.
A detailed program of deploying snow clearance vehicles/ tractors in all the 74 wards was chalked out during the course of meeting.
Chief Transport Officer on the occasion was directed to ensure proper and sufficient supply of fuel to the snow clearance vehicles and all these 70 vehicles / tractors including other snow clearance machines should be in a complete state of readiness and deployed earliest in all the 74 electoral wards.
He directed the concerned that there has to be a swift removal of snow from the main stretches from early morning from all the areas and roads leading to vital destinations including Hospitals, Ration Depos, Institutions and offices in case of snow fall.
The meeting was attended by Executive Engineer Right and left Works Division SMC, Exn Mech, Exn Engineer City Roads Divison Srinagar, Chief Sanitation Officer ,Chief Transport Officer SMC, Stores Officer and others.
During the course of meeting Mr Mattu passed on directions that the snow monitoring committee has to be attentive and ensure snow clearance from all the city lanes , worship places , Hospitals , Roads , important institutions etc by putting men and machinery on job so that no resident faces any inconvenience due to snow accumulation.
He said the immediate priority is to ensure all roads leading to hospitals and religious places, including shrines and gurdwaras has to be cleared for hassle free movement of public and traffic in case of snow fall.
The meeting informed that all the men and machinery including JCB’s , Hoppers and vehicles are in a state of readiness and a mockdrill excersise has been practiced in all the wards earlier in this regard.
Similarly the meeting informed that besides 85 Permanent dewatering stations which are fully functional , the services of all the mobile pumps will be utilised / deputed to to cater to water logging issues in different areas in the city as and when the situation arises to be.
Commissioner chairs meeting on Re_ Developmental plan for Batamaloo to Qamarwari Road & Batamaloo to Momin Abaad Road Srinagar .
Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation/CEO, Srinagar Smar City Mr. Athar Amir khan, chaired a meeting along with SE R&B , Executive Engineering SSCL, GM Planning SSCL, All Exen SMC/ R&B and other officials of SSCL regarding finalisation of DPR and Re-Development plan for Batamaloo to Qamarwari Road & Batamaloo to Momin Abaad Road Srinagar .
During the course of meeting proposals of three roads were discussed and approved:-
IG Road, proposals envisaging upgradation of footpaths,rationalisation / shifting of power lines, beautification of central verge and overall beautification through wall paintings and placement of Art objects was discussed and approved.
Batmaloo Moominabad Road.
The Commissioner SMC along with other participants deliberated in depth on this road which is proposed to act as a North Axis for Srinagar with Gulmarg and other important places. The proposal include pedestrian walkway, cycle track and 4 lanes for traffic movement alongwith Rotary at Batmaloo and a junction at Muminabad with Bye pass road.
Batmaloo to Qamarwari road the proposal includes upgradation of road, pedestrian walkway. Cycle track,beaitification of central verge and integrating the road with upcoming metro line.
The committee approved the proposals and it was also decided to issue notification regarding road levels, footpath levels and general SOPs to be followed by all line departments while executing work on roads.