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Posted at: Apr 21, 2017, 1:06 AM; last updated: Apr 21, 2017, 1:06 AM (IST)

Chief Secy reviews shifting of Durbar

Instructions to officials

  • The Chief Secretary instructed officials for putting in place all necessary measures, including security escort, to ensure smooth movement of vehicles up to their respective destinations
  • He directed the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department to issue temporary ration cards and gas connections to the move employees
  • The Chief Secretary also asked officers of the Estates Department and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to inspect employees' residential colonies and ensure that necessary facilities were put in place

Tribune News Service

Jammu, April 20

Chief Secretary BR Sharma today reviewed the annual Durbar move arrangements from Jammu to summer capital Srinagar here at a high-level meeting.

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, BB Vyas; Principal Secretary, Home, RK Goyal; Director General of Police SP Vaid and senior officers were present in the meeting.

The offices observing a 5-day week shall close on April 28 and those observing a 6-day week shall close in Jammu on April 29. All the offices shall open in Srinagar on May 8. Adequate number of trucks and buses shall be deployed for ferrying official records and employees on April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7. Only one-way traffic from Jammu towards Srinagar will be allowed during these four days. The Chief Secretary instructed officials for putting in place all necessary measures, including security escort, to ensure smooth movement of vehicles up to their respective destinations. He instructed officials that extra buses and trucks be kept available during the move days while adequate number of cranes, mobile workshops, recovery vans, medical mobile teams, ambulances/medical-aid facilities be deployed en route along with necessary equipment and staff to meet any exigency.

He directed the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department to issue temporary ration cards and gas connections to the move employees and ensure timely supply of ration besides sanitation, availability of electricity and potable drinking water in all residential colonies of the move employees. The Chief Secretary also asked officers of the Estates Department and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to inspect employees’ residential colonies and ensure that necessary facilities were put in place, including cleaning of water-storage tanks and launching of intensive sanitation drives in all colonies.

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