DC Srinagar visits site of incident to assess damages; assures of further strengthening fire emergency response apparatus in Dal area

The Srinagar administration has sanctioned one lac rupees as immediate relief in favour of each of the families affected in last night’s fire incident resulting from short-circuit at Abi Karpora near Dalgate’s Nehru Park area here.

Each of the twelve families affected in the unfortunate incident were also provided articles of essential use including mattresses and blankets. Complete kitchen sets also made part of the relief items provided to each of the affected families.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who authorised relief in favour of the victims visited the area early Thursday morning to take firsthand assessment of damages due to the fire incident.

Speaking on the occasion he said further assistance and relief as possible will be provided to the affected families.

He complimented the efforts of the Police team led by SDPO P. D. Nitya and personnel of the CRPF battalion in the area. Fire & Emergency Services was also complimented for its efforts.

Dr Shahid said the district administration has already initiated the process of further strengthening the fire emergency response system in the area and assured of its setting up at the earliest.

The locals hailed the efforts of the administration for swift action following breaking out of the fire and quick processing of relief in favour of the affected families.

JD Planning Srinagar, JD Fire & Emergency Services, Tehsildar Khanyar among other concerned officers accompanied the DC on the occasion.

Twelve structures were gutted in the fire incident. Police and CRPF were the first responders with the F&ES department pressing machinery into action soon upon receiving information about the incident.