SRINAGAR: The Government is closely monitoring the situation arising due to incessant and heavy rains in the State. In this context, the Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khanday apprised the Union Cabinet Secretary about existing situation and measures being taken to combat any eventuality in detail through a Video Conference.

The Chief Secretary informed the Cabinet Secretary that after a brief pause it is raining again. He informed that administration is in full alert and every step is being taken to safeguard public life and property.

Chief Secretary said that water level which crossed danger mark earlier in Srinagar is gradually receding and the river is flowing below the danger mark. However, the Met office predictions are cause of concern and government has geared up its men and machinery to combat any eventuality. He informed that essentials have been adequately stocked for distribution.

Among others, the Principal Secretary Home and Planning, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, IGP Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Chief Engineers of R&B, Irrigation and Flood Control, Power, PHE and other senior officers of the State administration.