‘ZAINAKADAL, HABBAKADAL BEING PRESERVED AS HERITAGE SITES’
Gul seeks Pather Masjid facelift within month
Srinagar, Aug 19: Keeping in view the historic importance of two old wooden bridges at Zainakdal and Habbakdal, the government has decided to preserve them as heritage sites for promotion as potential tourist places.
This was stated Friday by Mubarak Gul, Adivosor to Chief Minsiter while visiting Zainakdal, Pather Masjid, Mujahid Manzil, Khankha-i-Moulla and Habbakadal areas of Shaher-i-Khas.
The Advisor, as per an official handout, said that to preserve old Zainakdal and Habbakadal an amount of Rs. one crore has been earmarked in a recently held board meeting of Srinagar district.
He said Rs 50 lakh for each bridge have been released accordingly.
Gul while inspecting historical Pather Masjid, directed the officers of Archives and Tourism departments for renovation and face-lifting of the Masjid within a month. “He also instructed the authorities to remove the encroachments around the Pather Masjid to restore its glory and grandeur,” an official handout said.
The Advisor also inspected Budshah Tomb at Zainakdal. He directed the concerned authorities to prepare estimates for renovation and maintenance of this tomb at an earliest. He instructed the authorities of SMC to lift the garbage from the site immediately and launch a special sanitation drive in the area.
A team of senior officers of Archives, Tourism, Revenue, SMC and SDA and other departments accompanied the Advisor.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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