Dewatering through different parts of Srinagar in full swing



101 Fire tenders utilized in dewatering operation round the clock: DG Fire& Emergency Services
SRINAGAR: Direct General, Fire & Emergency Services today said that 101 fire tenders have had been deployed by the Fire and Emergency Services Department for dewatering operations in several areas of Srinagar City and other flood affected areas of the Valley. These tenders have been operated round the clock to quicken the dewatering process.
He said the department has utilized all machinery that was available besides it arranged Fire Tenders, and pumps from other districts including Jammu region and started the dewatering operations on war footing.

Takes stock of dewatering operations, garbage collection
SRINAGAR:  Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora today visited certain adversely flood hit areas like Rajbagh, Jawaharnagar and Bemina. He personally observed the functioning of dewatering stations at Lal Mandi Rajbagh.
During his visit, he interacted with the Municipal officers, Officials at Tatoo ground yard and observed the deployment of refuse collecting mechanical fleet. He was informed that during 24 hours around 2000 Mts of garbage has been lifted from Srinagar city and disposed off scientifically at dumping ground Syed Pora, Achen.
The Minister was accompanied by Municipal Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. G. N. Qasba and senior officers of SMC during the tour. He expressed satisfaction over the working of SMC.

Process of de-watering, plugging breaches along Jhelum in full swing: CE,I&FC
SRINAGAR: Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, Mir Javed Jaffar has informed about the initiatives taken by the Department of Flood Control.
In a statement issued by the Chief Engineer, it has been stated that the Department issued necessary warning to the people who were facing the threat of floods from time to time to shift to the safer places. The department started activities of plugging the breaches and cuts along the river Jhelum on war footing, but the situation worsened due to constant rains and unprecedented rise in the water level. The Department did its best to control the situation, but the magnitude of water was unimaginable resulting into floods in the Srinagar city and other areas of the valley.
In the aftermath of floods, the department has put in place its available resources for dewatering the affected areas on war footing and the operation is still on. He said most of the waterlogged areas have been cleared and strenuous efforts are afoot to clear all areas from flood waters. He said the Department is working in close coordination with all concerned departments/agencies like Fire & Emergency Services, SMC etc in the process of dewatering the waterlogged areas. He also informed that the department has simultaneously started plugging the breaches on River Jhelum.

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