Jammu & Kashmir

Ensure electricity, water in Srinagar shrines and mosques: Div Com to officials

Dargah Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar.

Srinagar: In view of the holy month of Ramzaan, the forthcoming Shab-e-Qadr and Eid ul Fitr, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri conducted an extensive visit to shrines and mosques in Srinagar.

He was accompanied by Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar, Commissioner SMC and CEO Smart City, Athar Amir; officers of line departments including Power, PHE, R and B, Sanitation, SMC, Waqf Board etc.

While reviewing the availability of electric and drinking water facility, Div Com directed the concerned to ensure an uninterrupted supply of services to facilitate devotees visiting these shrines and mosques.

He instructed the illumination of Dargah Hazratbal, Dastgeer Sahib Shrine and Imambarah to reflect an environment of festivity.

He also instructed Dargah Hazratbal Management Committee and SMC to make the currently defunct water fountain in the frontier lawn of the shrine functional at the earliest.

Besides, he issued directions for grass cutting and landscape development of premises with reparation of railings. Moreover, he called for a continuous dog-catching drive at Hazratbal Shrine to ensure the safety of people and the sanctity of the holy place.

He also exhorted to speed up renovation works at Dastgeer Sahab and the development of a separate Wazu Khana for women at the Shrine.

While visiting Imambarah Zadibal, the Divisional Commissioner was apprised by the Committee regarding the requirement expansion of premises and road widening issues and sought his intervention in this matter.

Regarding, Power and Electricity Div Com issued on-spot directions to PDD and PHE officials to ensure a continuous supply of electricity and drinking water to the Imambarah.

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