Inspector General of Police Kashmir SJM Gillani on Friday directed all the policemen and officers to provide help and assistance to the people in view of ongoing snowfall in the valley.

He has directed all the police heads of Kashmir valley to gear up men and machinery under their command and control to remain alert to meet any possible challenge and eventuality.

He has also ordered that all the subordinated formations should remain available on ground and coordinate with other government departments to tackle and manage all civil issues arising out of inclement weather, said a spokesman.

“IGP has ordered for the establishment of emergency control rooms in all the districts of the valley to provide necessary help to the people in need,” he added.

Following the instructions, all the district heads have put their men on high alert to meet any eventuality in their districts.

Policemen were seen helping the people and their vehicles stuck due to snowfall at many places in Srinagar, Baramulla and many other places across the valley.