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CEC Feroz Khan visit Khawos, other flash flood affected villages in Suru area

Assures all out measures for relief, rehabilitation for affected families

Kargil, July 29, 2021: In order to assess the ground situation in the aftermath of the damages caused by flash floods and subsequent mud slides in village Khows and other adjacent villages of Suru area, Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan visited Suru area here today.

The CEC was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kargil Anayat Ali Choudhary, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Tsering Motup, Councilor Parkachik Haji Ghulam Mohammad, Executive Director NHIDCL, Superintending Engineer Mechanical Division, Tehsildar Tai Suru, Executive Engineer PHE, Executive Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control besides other concerned officers

CEC Feroz Khan directed the concerned officers of the Mechanical Department to deploy more machinery and enhance man power to divert the flow of water, adding he also instructed them ensure clearance of silt and stones from the road. He also directed the officers of NHIDCL to connect the Kargil Zanskar Road by clearing the mud and boulders at the earliest possible.

 At Khawos which is the most affected village in Suru area, the CEC took assessment of damages caused to the households affected by the flash floods. He assured the inhabitants that the Administration is fully committed to ensure immediate rehabilitation for every single affected household damaged, adding he also said that the LG Ladakh has recently released sufficient funds for compensation of the damages for affected families as a result of flash floods.

Meanwhile, CEC Feroz Khan was informed by the Tehsildar Tai Suru that around 7 to 8 houses were completely damaged and many more have been affected partially. He also informed that many domestic animals have also been found dead besides damage to crops.

The CEC directed the concerned officers of Revenue Department immediately prepare a detailed report of the property damage of the local inhabitants and instructed them to take immediate measures steps in this regard.

Deputy Commissioner Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve assured the locals that immediate arrangement for the displaced families will be provided with all basic necessities. He directed the concerned officers to make necessary arrangements in this regard at KDA building Choskore.

The CEC alongwith the DC and SSP also visited village Rantak Namsuru, Yuljuk and other adjacent villages which have also been affected by the flood waters. He assured the locals that immediate and all possible measures will be taken by the administration to compensate the property damage and to provide relief.

Later, CEC Feroz Khan also met the stranded passengers from Zanskar and assured them the road will be re-connected soon, adding he said that in case of delay necessary arrangements will be provided to tranship the stranded passengers.

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