Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has intensified desilting of drains across Srinagar city.
SMC said that the move has come in the wake of directions passed by Chief Secretary J&K during a video conference held on 20.7.2020, which was aimed at reviewing the situation of flood preparedness.
Commissioner SMC Gazanfar Ali said that in compliance with the directions passed by Chief Secretary, SMC has intensified the desilting of drains in various parts of the city via Jawahar Nagar, Maisuma Lal Chowk, Margarmal Bagh, Karan Nagar, Kani Kadal, Batmaloo, Zainakadal etc.
“The required cleaning and desilting of all the drains will take place gradually in a phased manner in all areas and the concerned officials of Sanitation & drainage division shall regularly monitor and inspect the desilting process,” he said.
The Chief Secretary has also directed SMC to visit and inspect all the dewatering stations to check their functionality so that in case of any crisis these dewatering stations including dewatering pumps work smoothly to meet out any eventuality.
Commissioner Ali said a drill was conducted in May this year which was inspected by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.