Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh Tuesday visited landslide-prone areas on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and directed officers and a construction company to initiate measures immediately to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
The director general of police, along with IGP (Traffic) Alok Kumar visited a number of places in Ramban and held meeting with officers regarding recurrent closure of the highway and measures required for smooth flow of traffic, a police spokesperson said.
Singh along with officers and representative of Hindustan Construction Company Manohar Sharma had an on-the-spot review of the major landslide-prone sites and inspected the measures being taken by the firm so that the highway remains open, he said.
The officers briefed the DGP regarding recurring landslides on vulnerable sites and the difficulties being faced by them in maintaining smooth flow of traffic, the spokesperson said.
"As a token of appreciation, the DGP presented him a commendation certificate and a cash reward of Rs 5,000 and instructed officers to be well versed in providing CPR," the spokesperson said.
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