Over 22 families evacuated from avalanche prone areas in Kangan: Police

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By Fast Kashmir on 08/02/2019.

Over 22 families evacuated from avalanche prone areas in Kangan: Police

SDM kangan issues Advisory to General Public


Raja Syed Rather


Ganderbal, Feb 08: Jammu and Kashmir police on thursday said that it has evacuated over 22 families from an avalanche prone area in Gund area of Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district to safer places after heavy snowfall.

A police official said that in view of the heavy snowfall and apprehension of snow avalanche at Khan Mohalla in Gund in Ganderbal District, police launched an evacuation process under the supervision of SDPO Kangan Tahir Ahmad and after strenuous efforts police evacuated 22 families consisting of 124 members to safer locations.

SDPO kangan Tahir Ahmad said that the affected families were shifted to nearby government school as their area is avalanche prone area.
Residents of the area hailed the efforts of SDPO kangan.

Meanwhile SDM Kangan issued advisory to General Public of Kangan.
Officials said that In view of inclement weather conditions and continuous snowfall, all vehicles playing on Kangan to Gagangeer and Kangan to Wangth Narnanagh and Chatergul areas should use anti-skit chain kits for travel
He further advised people not to venture out in the avalanche prone areas of the sub Division.

SDM kangan also established Helpline numbers For any emergency contact on following Numbers:-
SDM kgn-9419748862
Tehsildar kgn- 9419484494
Tehsildar Gund-
9469636449
SDPO Kangan-
9419105858
AEE PDD- 9622525179
AEE PHE-9622864254
AEE R&B- 9906536000
BMO kangan- 9622929279
MED -7006469171
BRO-9540076330
PMGSY-7006691077

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