Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has intensified desilting of drains across Srinagar city.
The move has come in wake of directions passed by Chief Secretary J&K Srinagar, recently in a VC held on 20.7.2020 that aimed at reviewing situation of flood preparedness.
Commissioner SMC Gazanfar Ali stated that in compliance to the directions passed by Chief Secretary, SMC has intensified the desilting of drains in various parts of the city via Jawahar Nagar, Maisuma Lal Chowk, Margarmal Bagh, Karan Nagar, Kani Kadal, Batmaloo, Zainakadal etc.
The required cleaning/desilting of all the drains will take place gradually in a phased manner in all areas and the concerned officials of Sanitation & drainage division shall regularly monitor and inspect the desilting process.
Chief Secretary has also directed SMC to visit and inspect all the dewatering stations to check their functionality so that in case of any crisis these dewatering stations including dewatering pumps work smoothly to meet out any eventuality. Mr Ali said a drill was conducted in May this year which was inspected by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.