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Advisor Baseer Khan reviews election, winter preparedness in Anantnag & Kulgam

ANANTNAG: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today reviewed election and winter preparedness of district administrations of Anantnag and Kulgam.

The Advisor was informed that all arrangements including deployment of manpower, training of polling staff, communication plan, transportation plan, lodging, water, electricity, heating arrangements, toilet medical and ramp facilities at all the polling stations have been put in place for smooth conduct of elections in both the districts.

Advisor was also informed that a robust mechanism is in place for snow clearance for which adequate number of snow cutters and other machinery have been kept in a readiness mode at all the Tehsil Headquarters and vulnerable spots in both the districts. Besides, disaster management centres along the National Highway and other vulnerable spots have been fully equipped with all requisite facilities to tackle any situation arising due to bad weather. Also, buffer stock of all the essentials including ration, LPG and medicine are available in both the districts, the Advisor was informed further.

Advisor asked for establishing a Dedicated Control Room to ensure adequate power supply is made available to the people during winters.

Advisor directed both the DCs to ensure that all the arrangements with regard to smooth conduct of the elections are in place and winter preparedness is satisfactory in both the districts. He also asked the for ensuring strict adherence to all COVID-19 SOPs during the election process.

Among others the meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, PK Pole, IG Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, DCs of both the districts, DIG South Kashmir and SSPs of both the districts.

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