CS reviews preparedness for winters
Shimla –Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary VC Pharka reviewed preparedness for any emergent situation arising due to snowfall in winter season through video conferencing with deputy commissioners. Kangra Deputy Commissioner CP Verma said that administration was fully prepared to tackle any emergent situation arising out of heavy snowfall in upper areas district. Sufficient food grains and life saving drugs have been made available in such areas, Deputy Commissioner apprised Chief Secretary. Nearly a dozen panchayats in Chhota and Bara Bhangal areas of Kangra district are usually affected during heavy snowfall. Meanwhile Shimla district administration also issued a snow advisory for tourists, especially for those from neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. In case of an emergency, tourists should call the helpline number 0177 2800880-83.