Shimla divided into 5 zones to deal with snow hardships : The Tribune India

Tribune Information Service

Shimla, December 8

The district administration has chalked out a plan dividing Shimla metropolis into 5 sectors and appointed officers for every sector with a view to making sure that individuals don’t face hardships as a result of snowfall.

A gathering was held right here beneath chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi to evaluation the preparedness of the administration to deal with any state of affairs arising out snowfall. It was determined that the officers involved would additionally maintain conferences with different officers relating to the measures to be taken.

Negi mentioned that Sanjauli, Dhalli, Kufri, Naldehra, Mashobra and Baldian would fall beneath Sector-I, Dhalli-Sanjauli bypass, Sanjauli Chowk-IGMC-Lakkar Bazaar-Victory Tunnel, Kaithu, Bharari, Chaura Maidan, Annandale and the Deputy Commissioner’s workplace beneath Sector-II, Shimla bypass through the ISBT to Shoghi, Chhakar, Boileauganj, HPU, Totu, Jutogh, Nabha, Phagli, Khalini, Vikas Nagar and BCS beneath Sector III.

Victory Tunnel to Chhota Shimla Chowk, ARTRAC, US Membership, Mall Highway, Ridge, Wealthy Mound and Ram Chandra Chowk beneath Sector IV and Excessive Court docket, Raj Bhawan, Benmur, State Secretariat, Mehali, Kusumpti and Pantha Ghati beneath Sector V.

He mentioned {that a} parking facility can be ensured on the Dhalli-Kufri highway, association of buses for going to Kufri can be made and a chained ambulance and 4×4 automobiles for Fast Response Groups (QRT) can be organized throughout snowfall.

He requested drivers and conductors to offer their cell phone numbers if their

buses have been stranded because of snow in order that their location may very well be recognized.

He instructed the Public Works Division to maintain manpower and equipment within the state of readiness.

Negi mentioned that every one susceptible factors needs to be recognized and enough employees be deployed for clearing snow and dumping it at another place to keep away from inconvenience to vacationers because of site visitors obstruction or jams. He directed the native administration to arrange a plan for the parking of automobiles.

In the meantime, 105 roads, together with 100 in Lahaul and Spiti, are nonetheless closed within the state. The Met Division has forecast a dry climate within the state for the subsequent 4 days. Keylong was the coldest place recording the minimal temperature of minus 7°C whereas Una was the most popular at 27°C.

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