Srinagar, May 14: Director General of Police, J&K Dilbag Singh along with IGP Traffic, J&K Alok Kumar visited different places of national highway at Ramban and held meeting with the officers with regard to recurrent closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway and measures for smooth flow of traffic on it.
The meeting was attended by Anita Sharma SSP Ramban, S.J.S Johar, SSP Traffic NHW, Suresh Sharma DySP Traffic NHW, Asgar Ali, DySP Hqrs Ramban and other jurisdictional officers.
DGP along with officers and representative of HCC Company Manohar Sharma visited and had an on-spot review of the major slide sites including Mehar, Marog-1, Marog-2, Monkey Morh, Anokhifall and Digdol.
DGP reviewed the measures being taken/to be taken by the HCC Company immediately so that the highway remains open.
He issued on spot instructions for ensuring adequate measures to be put in place to minimize the inconvenience caused to commuters.
DGP also discussed in detail the immediate measures required to be taken in view of the coming Amarnathji Yatra with focus on contingency measures to be put in place and preparedness for disaster management including provisioning of shelter sheds and maintenance of dumping sites for emergency parking.
The officers briefed the DGP regarding the recurring slides on the vulnerable sites and the difficulties being faced by them in smooth flow of traffic.
DGP appreciated the role of SHO Ramban Inspector Vijay Kotwal in providing timely Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) aid to a commuter thereby saving a precious life.
As a token of appreciation, DGP J&K presented Vijay a commendation certificate and a cash reward of Rs 5000 and instructed officers to be well versed with providing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
The role of this police officer has been highly appreciated. K. Vijay Kumar Advisor to Governor has also lauded the inspector and announced a cash reward of Rs 5000 for him.