“Rawat invested few good hours to inspect these places,” said his Officer On Special Duty Rajiv Jain.

The Chief Minister expressed dissatisfaction over inadequate facilities for passengers at the railway station, and said he will soon take up the matter with concerned officials.

He also pulled up authorities at the Doon hospital for lack of hygiene and lighting facilities in the toilets.

Finding just one woman police constable on duty at the Kotwali, he asked the SHO to deploy at least two lady police constables on duty at night, added Jain.

Days after he replaced Vijay Bahuguna as the Chief Minister on February 2, Rawat had visited the flash-flood-hit districts of Chamoli and Rudraprayag and promised separate disaster management officials with administrative and financial powers to help out people.

He also paid a surprise visit to a slum area here and listened to grievances of dwellers.

(Agencies)

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