The Rawal[pindi and Islamabad district authorities devised a plan to deal with any incident during the rain and snowfall spell in Rawalpindi district.
Punjab Relief commissioner Naveed Ahmed Shirazi said on Tuesday a maximum of 8000 vehicles were allowed to enter the Murree and all roads of the hill station would be monitored through the CCTV cameras.
The session was held under the relief commissioner Punjab in which DG PMDA Faisal Fareed, Secretary revenue, DC Murree, and officers of rescue 1122 and Police participated.
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Commissioner Mr. Naveed directed the officials to remove all hurdles and also issues orders to arrange a grand mock exercise for tackling the snow. He added that 13 relief centers had been established to supervise the whole process and extra personnel of the Police and rescue 1122 had been posted to handle any emergency situation.
According to reports, Two control rooms will be set up during the snowfall spell, which will be active 24 hours a day to listen to the complaints of the citizens and ensure that they are provided with the required assistance as well as complete guidance. The control room will be set up at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Rawalpindi, and the Assistant Commissioner’s Office, Murree.
Focal persons from all concerned departments will perform their duties there. According to the new plan, the focus will be on snow removal and traffic management. Also, there will be regulated entry in Murree during such spells and not more than 8,000 vehicles should be allowed entry.
Earlier Pakistan Meteorological department predicts rain and snowfall in several upper plains of Pakistan.
According to the weather department, after a long dry season, winds from the West entered Balochistan, which will affect the upper plains of the country. Rainfall is predicted in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat, Nokundi, Dalbandin, Sibbi, Naseerabad, and Lasbela, and snowfall in the mountainous regions.
According to the weather department, Snowfall may disrupt normal vehicular traffic in mountainous/hilly areas. Day temperatures are likely to fall by 05-07 degree celsius during the wet spell. As Meteorological Department said that heavy rains and snowfall are expected to start at end of this month keeping this in view all rescue departments issued warning in the areas to cope with any critical situation.
Last year 22 tourists died of hypothermia after being stranded for hours in heavy overnight snow in a hill station 70 km from the federal capital. Keeping this in view and to avoid any emergency situation all arrangements have been made in order to make save and secure tourism.
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