8 Aug 2012

Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain took stock of the situation at Uttarkashi

Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain took stock of the situation at Uttarkashi including relief operation through video conferencing at Secretariat on Tuesday. The Principal Secretaries and Secretaries obtained their respective progress reports from District Magistrate Uttarkashi R Rajesh Kumar.
Chief Secretary Jain said that two helicopters had been received from Air Force for relief operation. These choppers would take food packets from Sahastradhara Helipad and distribute in disaster hit areas.  Doctor's team and medicines had been dispatched in state helicopter to worst hit area Gajauli at Sangamchatti. Mr. Jain directed the officers to arrange for temporary power supply. Four Inflated Lights and two generators had been sent. He said that the electricity was also being supplied through UREDA. The Engineers of power department had been directed not to leave the headquarters. Around 85 villages were affected as transmission lines were damaged in several places. The Disaster Management Team has also reached Gajouli.
          Mr. Jain said that order has been passed to dispatch 5 Sub district Magistrates and Tehsildars for rescue and relief works. 15 km long Sangamchatti- Gajouli Road has been damaged which has directly affected 8 villages. Superintendent Engineer has been asked to camp there and ensure repair of the road at the earliest. The Transport Department has made available requisite vehicles at Chinyalisound and RTO Uttarkashi and Tehri had been directed to provide vehicles as per the requirements.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to Chief Minister DK Kotia, Principal Secretary Civil Aviation Rakesh Sharma, Principal Secretary Health and Medical Ranvir Singh, Principal Secretary PWD S Raju, Secretary Information MH Khan, Secretary to CM SS Sandhu, Secretary Transport Umashankar Panwar, DGP Vijay Raghav Pant and other senior officers.

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