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Governor visits flood control room at Hari Niwas in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra made an unscheduled visit today morning to the State Flood Control Room, located at Hari Niwas Srinagar.

A spokesman said the governor attended the proceedings of the extensive meeting taken by Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to review preparedness of all wings of the Divisional Administration to evacuate the affected residents if the Jhelum crosses the high flood level.

“This meeting reviewed every aspect of preparedness of the Relief Centres, being established all over the city, to receive and look after the affected population which would be shifted to these Centres as soon as the Jhelum river level crosses a given level,” he said.

Governor is keeping constant touch with the key functionaries and has directed that Situation Reports should be sent to him thrice a day till the present situation eases, said the spokesman.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar; and Officers from the Department of Police; CRPF; Health, Indian Meteorological Department; Tourism; Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs; J&K LAWDA; Srinagar Municipal Corporation; JKSRTC; Irrigation and Flood Control; Maintenance & Rural Electrification Wing; Public Health Engineering; Roads & Building; Information;  Estates, and FCI.

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