Srinagar: Under the smart city project, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir is mulling to renovate at least 16 religious places across Srinagar in the next financial year.
Sources within the tourism department told Kashmir News Observer that the plans for the renovation of the religious places including temples, shrines, Gurudwara and churches within Srinagar are being formulated in April this year.
A senior official from Tourism department, Syed Zahoor Ahmed said: “At present, the exact details are not available. But, it has been decided that the temples, shrines and churches across Srinagar will be renovated in the next financial year.”
He added they are planning a new renovation process from next month (April), adding that at least 16 shrines, temples, Gurduwaras and churches will be renovated.
Some of the shrines, which are being renovated in the next financial year include Dargah Hazratbal shrine, Makhdoom Sahib shrine, Imam Bada Pandrethan, Syed Haider Sistaini Hyderpora, Ganesh Mandir Barbar Shah Srinagar, Razak Sahib Narwara, Jinab Sahib Soura, Ded Mouj Jinab Sahib Soura Anchar, Mirza Shah Sahib Hasanbad, Khankha Maula, Shankar Aschariya Temple, Naqsband Sahib Nowhatta, Chatti Padshahi Rainawari, Syed Mian Shah Nowpora and Saint Luke Church Dalgate.
According to officials in the tourism department, some religious places have been completely renovated while the work over some more is going on.