UT sets up facility to track missing

In an attempt to help those whose relatives are stranded in calamity-hit Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh,the UT Administration has set up a facility on its website and the police control room (telephone number 100)

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:June 23, 2013 4:13 am

In an attempt to help those whose relatives are stranded in calamity-hit Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh,the UT Administration has set up a facility on its website and the police control room (telephone number 100),where residents can provide information on their missing kin.

The UT Administration will then take them up with agencies carrying out relief operations in the region to find out their whereabouts. The Administration also set up a web-based information resource that provides information about missing people on Saturday.

In a meeting,Adviser K K Sharma and senior officers discussed the manner in which UT Administration can participate in the relief operations. Others measures have also been taken. A team along with ambulance has been set up at Bus Stand and Railway Station to take care of any passenger coming from flood affected areas. Those who require any assistance such as dropping to their home or any medical assistance will be provided by this team on priority with the help of local government hospitals.

UT Administration has appealed to all it officers,employees and residents to contribute one day’s salary towards relief fund set up for Uttrakhand calamity. The hospitals in Chandigarh are being geared up to receive any patients and will take care of treatment of any such victim. Contact has been established with the Uttarakhand government,Army and Air Force who are involved with relief operations.

A team of officers is being sent to Rishikesh to find out whereabouts of pilgrim from Chandigarh.

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