In the wake of rainy weather in Kashmir, Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azeem Mattu Friday held an emergency meeting in central office SMC here at Karan Nagar.
The Mayor discussed various imperative steps to be taken to tackle waterlogging issues in the city.
The Mayor directed the concerned to identify the trouble spots due to the continuous rainfall and immediately dewater those spots there off.
Areas like Babdem, Lal chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Khumaani Chowk, Solina, Wazirbagh, Chanpora Rose lane, Masjid Anjum Qamarwari and hospitals need immediate attention.
Directions were also passed to clear the accumulated garbage in view of the present threat of COVID-19 pandemic.
“In view of the weather forecast, a tight vigil needs to be kept on sensitive areas with subsequent measures to be adopted and further stressed for procuring of machines, boats, including dewatering pumps and other the infrastructure required in case of any eventuality,” Mayor said.
The Mayor issued directions to conduct sterilisation drives in all community centres that shall be handed over to the district administration in view of Covid 19 pandemic.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Mayor Srinagar, Commissioner SMC, Joint Commissioner Adm, Joint Commissioner Works, S.E Drainage, Executive engineers CDC, MCD and S&D Health Officer SMC, Secretary SMC, Chief Sanitation Officer and other officials.