Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (LAHDC) Kargil, Vikas Kundal convened a meeting of officer here today to review the arrangements put in place for the conduct of Muharram congregations.During the meeting, issues pertaining to the firewood supply and distribution of ration, availability and deployment of doctors, paramedics and ambulances, medical facilities, uninterrupted power and water supply, sanitation of roads were discussed.Threadbare discussions were also held on security, traffic management besides other necessary arrangements.The DC directed the official to make sure that the arrangements pertaining to their Departments are put in place well before the Muharram-ul-Haram. He stressed for the availability of proper transport facility at various locations in the district to ferry the Muharram mourners till late hours.The Deputy Commissioner asked the Chief Medical Officer, Kargil to set up medical camps at Hussaini Park, Taxi Stand, Islamia School and InquilabManzil besides special ward in District Hospital Kargil during the Muharram days. He also asked them to kept blood banks readily available.The DC directed the Municipal Committee Officers to ensure cleanliness around the Imambaras and Mosques where from processions come out during the Muharram days. He also asked them to establish temporary toilet units near the premises of Fatima Chowk.
Representatives of Islamia School Kargil (ISK) and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) Kargil gave their valuable suggestions for further improvements in the arrangements made by the district administration.Taking the stock of the arrangements for providing of furnishing items and pipes, it was informed that 25 Tarpals are required to meet out the functions. The Deputy Commissioner asked the Agriculture and Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs to arrange 10 and 15 Tarpals respectively and issue to Islamia School Kargil. He also asked to PHE Department to furnish pipes to the ISK and IKMT as per their demand.DC asked the district administration officers to work with utmost dedication and in tandem. He also asked the Volunteers to maintain discipline during the processions.Among others, Superintendent of Police, Dr Vinod Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Sonam Chasjore, Chief Medical Officer, Kargil Ibrahim Khan, Executive Engineer, R&B, Abdul Mutalib, Executive Officer, Municipal Committee, Kargil, Abdul Gaffar Zargar, Assistant Director Information, Abdul Ahad Bhat, Assistant Director, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Haji Nisar, representatives from Islamia School and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) Kargil including Haji Hassan Lal, Mohammad Baqir, Mohammad Abdullah, Ali Naqi and other concerned officers of Agriculture, PHE, PDD and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited were present in the meeting.