DC Bandipora reviews essential services, inspects snow clearance operation

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 15: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza on today visited several areas of Bandipora district to inspect snow clearance operation and to take stock of availability of essentials.

Mirza visited Madar, Konan, Arin, Papchan, Nadihal, Dachina, Aragam, Chitte bandai, Gori Hajin areas of the district.

Enroute, the Deputy Commissioner interacted with the people to get firsthand account of problems.  He said the snow clearance machines have been deployed since Sunday morning to clear the roads.

The DC said 20 snow clearance machines have been deployed in the district including nine machines of Mechanical Division, three of R&B department and four of Municipal Committees of Sumbal and Bandipora, besides snow is being cleared manually in inner links of the towns and villages.

He further said that all the major roads and 80 percent internal links have been cleared of snow and the operation is on across the district.

While reviewing the restoration of essential services, the DC said that electricity supply has been restored and sufficient stocks of essential commodities including food grains, LPG, K-oil and other commodities are available in the district.