Bandipora, Jan 02: Bandipora-Gurez Road here on today was closed after Valley received fresh snowfall. Snowfall in Gurez and Dawar areas of Bandipora district has led to closure of Bandipora-Gurez road.
Reports reaching that Dawar, Tulial and Baktore areas of Gurez received fresh snowfall. Reports said that Razdan Pass connecting Gurez Valley with rest of the state has also received snowfall.
DC Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that, the traffic on Gurez-Bandipora road closed for the vehicular traffic following snowfall.
He said that 3 machines deployed for clearance, and men and machinery are on the job. Essential services reviewed for District. He said that Gurez valley received 8-10 inches feet of snow till 9AM.
Dr Shahid said that, one snow cutter is working at Kanzalwan Bagtore road, Two at Dawar while one machine has been deployed in Tulail area.
He said all internal routes of Gurez zone have been cleared. Power water supply and other essential commodities are still working.
Meanwhile the Deputy Commissioner Bandipora reviewed the preparedness of any eventuality during snowfall. He directed the officials to keep track of the public greviances and resolve them at earliest and ensure regular supply of essential commodities.
He said the 33KV lines pertain to STD Gandarbal/Bandipora are running smoothly. Dr Choudhary said the administration is ready to tackle with any kind of situation and that the men and machinery has been put on standby mode. He said the snow clearance machines have been put on alert at various spots in the district so that snow is cleared from the roads at earliest.
He said a control room has also been established in Mini-secretariat and representatives from all the department have been deployed in the control room to maintain close coordination in case of exigencies. He said focus is being laid on snow clearance on various inter-district roads and power restoration.“`