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Div Com reviews Republic Day arrangements

The meeting, attended by several civil and police officials, took a comprehensive review of arrangements being made and stressed on better synergy between the concerned departments for the smooth conduct of the National event.

Jammu, Jan 12: Divisional commissioner, Sanjeev Verma on Saturday convened a meeting with officers to review the arrangements being put in place for ensuing Republic Day celebrations.

The meeting, attended by several civil and police officials, took a comprehensive review of arrangements being made and stressed on better synergy between the concerned departments for the smooth conduct of the National event.

During the meeting, the divisional commissioner was apprised about the security, traffic management plan and parking arrangements and the concerned officers were directed to put in place requisite arrangements for security and hassle free traffic movement.

He asked the Jammu Municipal Corporation to ensure sanitation/cleanliness of the venue besides establishment of sufficient number of mobile toilets. Youth services and sports department was directed to ensure proper transportation and logistics facilities for the participating contingents including school children.

Chief engineer R&B apprised the divisional commissioner that all necessary steps are being undertaken to uplift and face-lifting the venue. Divisional commissioner exhorted upon all agencies to ensure that all necessary arrangements are put in place well in time for smooth and successful celebration of the Republic Day.

Similarly, PHE and PDD departments were asked to ensure availability of safe drinking water and uninterrupted power supply. Health and fire services department was directed to make available sufficient number of ambulances and fire tenders at the venue. PHE was also asked to provide sufficient pipes for barricades.

Meanwhile, the divisional level officer asked the concerned departments to visit the venue and finalize the remaining arrangements well in time.

National Conference State secretary and former MLC, Rattan Lal Gupta on Saturday assailed the BJP for ignoring border dwellers, saying all the promises made by the party during 2014 Parliamentary and Assembly elections have proved hoax.

Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed it has arrested 2 inter-State narcotic smugglers and seized from their possession 205 kilograms of poppy husk.

Source: Greater Kashmir

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