…And every bit of it, they built
GK NEWS NETWORK
Who could be more gala with Sangarmaal commissioning than the team, which built the mega structure right from deciding the boulder size for foundation laying, to the finishing touches for inauguration Saturday evening? Well, meet Reyaz Koul, Javed Qadri, Zahid Hussain and Bashsrat Rasool –the group of four Kashmiri engineers from the Srinagar Development Authority who have been literally behind every bit of Sangarmaal since its inception in 2004.
Who do you feel now? “It’s like the joy of seeing ones baby taking birth and growing healthily,” says engineer Zahid soon after Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah cut the red ribbon.
But the team wants to share the credit of this success with the entire workforce like masons, carpenters, labor and ofcourse the contractors.
“No doubts we have given our blood and sweat … but it was a team effort and credit goes to stone chisellers, carpenters and others who really shaped it into a marvel as without them we couldn’t have succeeded,” Zahid Hussain adds while talking to Greater Kashmir during the sidelines of the event.
The team head, Reyaz Koul says the work was so challenging that at times they had to stay back with the ground force till late at night.
“I remember that at times we left for home in the dead of the dark,” Koul recaps.
Meanwhile, some invitees praise the facade lighting which makes the complex glow magnificently.
“This is the work of our fourth member,” replies the group while pointing towards their counterpart Basharat Rasool.
While the rest of the three managed the civil work, Rasool looked after the electrical job. All the four happen to be the NIT, Hazratbal (formerly Regional Engineering College) pass outs.
The project designer, Professor Sharat Das, India’s leading architect and urban town planner is satisfied with the team work.
“Work has been executed exactly the way I wanted it to be,” the architect says.
Besides, SDA Work Supervisors: Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, Shakeel Ahmed and Ghulam Muhammad Dar were associated with the project completed at the cost of Rs 18 crore. Observers say the SDA could fetch three fold profits from the prestigious project.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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