Emergency Operation Centres in Valley to meet any exigency: Div Com


Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 19: To combat any natural calamity or disaster and to safeguard property and lives of people, the Divisional Administration Kashmir is working on a proposal to establish emergency operation centres in all the districts of the Valley.

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This was disclosed in a high level officers meeting held under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon here today.

The meeting was attended by all the Deputy Commissioners of the Valley, Chief Engineers of R&B, Flood Control Kashmir, Police and other officers.

The Div Com stressed upon all concerned authorities for preparation of Disaster Management Plan and submit it to the higher authorities for accord of sanction.

It was disclosed in the meeting that in Budgam district 80 kanals of land in Rangreth area have been identified for the proposed Emergency Operation Centre and a Police Control Room will also be set up there, while as in Pulwama district, the Emergency Operation Centre would be set up at old DC Office, Pulwama.

The Div Com was apprised that 70 kanals and 50 kanals of land respectively have been identified for establishment of Emergency Operation Centres at Khember and Sampora and in Kupwara district, Negaripora village has been identified for proposed Emergency Operation Centre while as at Degreebal Ganderbal has been identified for the proposed Emergency Operation Centre for Ganderbal district and Inhandan village has been identified for setting up of Emergency Operation Centre for Shopian district. He was informed that in other districts the land is being identified for this purpose.

The Div Com was informed that temporary Emergency Operation centre have been identified at all District Headquarters.

Dr. Samoon asked the officers of Fire and Emergency Services, Mechanical Division Kashmir, PWD, Irrigation & Flood Control, Civil Defence, Home Guard and Police to keep ready men and machinery to meet any exigency of natural calamity. He directed the Civil Defence and Home Guards to impart training of their employees and volunteers.