Guv takes round of Srinagar city

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/10/2019 11:22:22 AM

‘Facilitate students, Hajis’

SRINAGAR, Aug 9: Governor Satya Pal Malik, in order to get first hand appraisal of the prevailing situation in Srinagar city, Friday visited various localities including Rawalpora, Rambagh, Jawahar Nagar, Sonwar and Rajbagh.
He was accompanied by BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Umang Narula, Financial Commissioner to Governor; Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar.
Governor visited the Lalla Ded Hospital and G B Pant Children Hospital in Sonwar. He took round of the hospitals and reviewed facilities with the doctors, interacted with patients and parents of children inside wards and took their feedback about the medical treatment being provided to the ailing persons. He was informed about the sufficient stock of medicines available with the hospitals and all possible health care services were being provided to patients.
Malik also directed Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to airlift a child from Srinagar to Delhi for further specialized treatment.
Governor while taking a round of the city noted functioning of ATMs, on ground sanitation and other basic facilities like water supply and electricity. He expressed satisfaction over on the whole semblance of peace and calm prevailing in the city.
Meanwhile private vehicles were seen plying on the roads, vendors selling fresh vegetables and fruits and people busy with buying their daily needs along the roadsides. He also took stock of ration supply in Fair price shops which were seen open in various localities. He took note of various animal Mandis allowed at different places by the administration for buying and selling of animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
The Divisional Commissioner briefed Governor about the arrangements made for celebration of Eid-ul-Azha and informed about mobile vans which have been pressed into service for selling essential commodities to people and instructions passed on to officers to keep check on profiteering and other unethical trade practices by the traders. He assured Governor regarding adequate availability of electricity, water supply and sanitation arrangements for observing the festival in a befitting manner.
Earlier on Thursday, Governor, who is taking daily updates from his administration about the prevailing scenario in J&K, had issued several directions for facilitating people and reviewed arrangements for Hajis who will be shortly returning home from annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Governor was informed about the preparations made for welcome of Hajis by the administration and families of the Hajis at Srinagar airport. The Khadim-ul Hujaj accompanying the Hajis from J&K have been informed well in advance about the arrangements for ferrying passengers to their homes. Further all the arrangements made for their facilitation have been given wide publicity through the electronic channels in Saudi Arabia.
Governor had directed the district administration to reach out to people and enquire about any ailing patient in need of urgent medical care. He asked for making available ambulances to patients who need to be taken to the hospitals.
The Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir were directed to make available telephone helplines in their district Headquarters for parents who wish to speak to their children outside J&K. Helpline numbers in Deputy Commissioner Srinagar’s office are 9419028242 and 9419028251.
Taking note of the complaints by the stranded passengers regarding charging of exorbitant rates by the private taxi owners for ferrying people, Governor had issued directions to the concerned departments to take action against the erring taxi operators and allow them to charge only the government prescribed rates. He had further asked the Deputy Commissioners to visit Bus stands and Railway stations in order to facilitate transportation of stranded passengers to their respective destinations.
Malik had directed Deputy Commissioners of respective districts in Valley to depute their staff for visiting different localities and Mohallas and take stock of requirements relating to ration, medicines and other daily needs of people and address them swiftly. They have been asked to visit at least 20 families daily and solve their issues. Further Mobile vans have been pressed into service for selling essential commodities to people and officers have been asked to keep check on profiteering and other unethical trade practices by the traders.



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