Randhawa conducts tour of rainfall affected areas, gets first-hand information about losses


JAMMU, Jul 9: Former Legislator and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vikram Randhawa conducted an extensive tour of rainfall affected areas to get first-hand information about the losses caused to life and property due to the incessant rains in the region.
Randhawa visited the rainfall affected areas in RS Pura-Jammu South Assembly segment including Gadigarh and Jeevan Nagar to access the damages to the houses and other structures of local residents due to incessant rains.
Former Legislator directed the officers of the concerned department to assess the situation and come out with solutions for immediately restoring the affected areas and preventing further damages. He directed for keeping a close vigil on the situation and taking appropriate measures to deal with any exigency.
Randhawa directed for taking short and long term steps before heavy monsoon to prevent floods including developing concrete embankments to prevent any loss to life and property. He directed the engineers to identify the areas prone to floods and prepare the DPRs for plugging the gaps. "Due to choking of drains, the rain water overflows. The need of the hour is to clear the choked drains before the forthcoming monsoon season", Randhawa said.
While speaking further, Former Legis-lator Vikram Randhawa said that a list of the rainfall affected people will be made and same will be submitted to the concerned departments for redressal.
He also appealed to the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor's administration to direct the concerned department to assess the losses and accommodate the affected people accordingly.

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