Div Com takes stock of Shab-e-Qadr, Eid-ul-Fitr arrangements


The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all Deputy Commissioners to take measures for intensifying the market checking in their respective jurisdictions and initiate strict action against the violators as per the law.
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir gave these directions in a review meeting to finalize arrangements for ensuing auspicious occasions of Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Director FCS&CA informed the meeting that adequate stock of essential commodities like rice, flour and sugar are available in the valley, besides additional quota of sugar is being provided to the consumers.
Div Com asked the Deputy Commissioners to ensure the smooth distribution of essential commodities in the Valley besides ensuring that all shopkeepers display government approved rate lists in their shops.
He also exhorted upon the SMC authorities to provide better sanitation arrangements besides installation and replacement of street lights in the city and other important religious places where big congregation are expected.
PDD and PHE authorities were asked to supply uninterrupted power and water supply during festival days, while as R&B officials were directed to repair all potholes in the roads immediately before the Eid.
Div Com stressed for better transport facilities to the devotees visiting various religious places. He also directed the DCs to prepare adequate route plan with traffic department so that better transport facility will be provided to the people during these auspicious days and traffic department to publicize the route-plan for the convenience of the people.
He asked all DCs to constitute control rooms at all DC offices in coordination with concerned departments and publicize the contact numbers in media.
Khan directed Health Department to ensure better healthcare facilities at major congregational places. Similarly, Animal Husbandry department was asked to deploy mobile vans for sale of chicken at various places in the Valley and publicize the rates in the media for the benefit of consumers.
He asked Fire & Emergency Department to provide 24×7 services across the valley. Department of Floriculture will provide adequate men for sanitation and cleanliness drive in Mughal gardens during Eid days, the meeting was told. The Div Com also convened a meeting via Video Conference with all Deputy Commissioners of Valley including Deputy Commissioners of Leh and Kargil and reviewed the arrangements being made in their respective districts for auspicious days.
The meeting was attended by IG Traffic Basant Rath, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah, CEO J&K Muslim Wakf Board, Director FCS&CA, Chief Engineers R&B, PHE, PDD, Commissioner SMC, Drug Controller, Secretary LAWDA, GM JKSRTC, Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, SSP Traffic, SSP Security, Deputy Directors of Urban Local Bodies, Animal Husbandry, Health, and Fire & Emergency Services, besides senior officers of different departments were present in the meeting.


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