Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today conducted an extensive tour of the flood-prone areas of the district to take stock of the flood-like situation caused by recent incessant rains that lashed the valley.
DC was accompanied by SSP Baramulla Abdul Quyoom, Executive Engineer Flood Control, Tehsildars, Engineers and other concerned officers.
The team visited KP Payeen, Hanjiwara, Khoie, Tarzoo, Panzipora and other low lying villages located along Jhelum embankments to examine the situation and to get the first-hand appraisal of the same.
While inspecting flood-prone areas, the DC directed Irrigation and Flood Control authorities to expedite the strengthening work on embankments in these areas so that the situation will remain under control. He stressed upon the concerned departments to remain vigilant in case of any eventually. DC stressed upon the concerned officers to mobilise men and machinery and to keep them ready so that any kind of eventuality is tackled smoothly. He also called for close coordination between the departments to ensure timely rescue and rehabilitation as and when needed.
Meanwhile, DC appealed the people not to be panic and remain vigilant, besides urging upon them to remain connected with the administration in case of any eventuality. He said that District Administration has geared up all the agencies for the safeguard of precious human lives and Property.
Meanwhile , DC met several deputations during his visit wherein they demanded appropriate measures that needed to be done so as to avert any kind of eventuality. He assured the deputations that their demands will be redressed on priority.
It was informed that District administration has established round the clock control room with helpline numbers 01952-234343, 7006493646. Moreover, another control room has been established by Police Control Room with helpline numbers 9596767768, 01952-237802.