Srinagar, Mar 12, KDC: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has begun de-watering numerous submerged areas since early hours of morning and has pressed into the services both the mobile and stationed pumps across the city, particularly at the vulnerable points.
Following reports of water logging, Commissioner SMC Athar Amir Khan took an extensive review on dewatering progress after extensive field visits at different working stations and areas under submergence to take stock of de-watering exercise that is going on constantly because of unprecedented showers.
He visited dewatering stations at Sonwar, Regal lane, Jahnagir chowk, Nursing garh, Zampa Kadal,Darish kadal, Shaheen Colony palpora, Bemina, Moominabad Batamaloo.
He was accompanied by S.E Drainage Ahsaan ul Haq, Exn Mech Drainage wing and other officials.
Commissioner passed on directions to the concerned to keep dewatering stations in full operational mode round the clock and keep the standby diesel/generator sets in a state of readiness at the permanent dewatering stations.
He was updated that 86 permanent dewatering pumps are functional 24×7 where as 83 dewatering mobile pumps are in deployment which have been installed at vulnerable places.
On the occassion Commissioner SMC said Adequate POL has to be provided to above said dewatering stations/mobile pumps so that pumps remain operational even in absence of electricity facility.
Athar further reiterated both men and machines should work on war footing to ensure no civilian faces any inconvenience due to the rain water.
The officials apprised Commissioner SMC of the ground situation and the men and machinery in place to dewater inundated areas. (KDC)