COVID-19: All arrangements being made for partial reopening of Darbar Move
Jammu & Kashmir

COVID-19: All arrangements being made for partial reopening of Darbar Move

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Srinagar, Apr 28 : All arrangements, including repair work on roads leading to Secretariat and installing thermal screening counters, are being made for the partial reopening of Darbar Move offices in the summer capital, Srinagar, on May 4 amid Coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Tuesday. He said that repairing, painting, whitewashing, landscaping and other works in and around the premises of Civil Secretariat was going on at full pace.

“R&B department will ensure to repair all roads leading to the Secretariat and other related offices at an earliest,” he said. He said SMC will conduct fumigation drive on daily basis in the premises and other Move related offices besides in SRTC vehicles which are dedicated for the Darbar employees. He said for distribution of movement passes to Move employees, District Administration will deploy ADC Srinagar at the premises to issue colour coded passes.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, on Monday visited Civil Secretariat, Srinagar to inspect preparations and other measures, on spot, against current COVID-19 situation, for the upcoming Durbar Move which will partially open on May 4. The Div Com entered the building through decontamination tunnel and directed concerned to ensure that every person enters the Civil Secretariat through sanitising tunnels. He visited various sections of the secretariat building and inquired about the status of renovation works. The Divisional Commissioner also chaired a high level meeting at meeting hall of Civil Secretariat to review foolproof arrangements in and around the premises besides measures against Coronavirus infection.

Mr Pole directed the concerned departments to ensure that the renovation and repair work at Civil Secretariat and in all government residential quarters is completed well in time besides facilities like potable water, power, ration, sanitation and other measures are made available and thermal screening counters at premises and related offices are installed. In view of current COVID-19 pandemic situation, threadbare discussion was held regarding sensitisation, installation of COVID-19 screening kiosks and regarding fumigation of vehicles of employees, in and around Civil Secretariat and its related offices and in accommodations of Move employees. The Divisional Commissioner directed health department to install adequate number of Covid19 screening kiosks at Civil Secretariat, Raj Bhavan, High Court, old Secretariat, A G office and other Darbar-Move related offices.

The department will also place Corona virus sampling facilities at Dispensary in the premises. He directed Estates department to place sanitisers and masks at important locations of the premises besides ensure distribution of free masks at main entry gate on daily basis to the visitors. The department will prioritise the accommodations for move employees at green zones. To ensure Social Distancing, the Div Com directed Estates department to deploy sufficient staff in the premises. SRTC will board minimum number of commuters in a vehicle for daily transportation and all seats will be properly marked for sitting purposes to ensure Social Distancing. Mr Pole also reviewed fool proof security arrangement in and around the secretariat besides in residential quarters. He stressed the officers to keep close vigil and maintain close coordination to ensure hassle free shifting of Darbar-Move to the summer capital city. (UNI)

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