Gul reviews arrangement for Shab-i-Qadr, Eid-ul-Fitr
DIRECTS COORDINATION AMONG DEPARTMENTS
Srinagar, Aug 24: Advisor to Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul today reviewed the arrangements for smooth celebration of Jumat- ul- Vida, Shab- i-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr at a high level meeting here.
Addressing the meeting, the Gul asked the R&B department to repair all the roads leading to Hazratbal, Jamia Masjid, Idgah, Makhdoom Sahib, Dastgeer Sahib and other shrines where large congregations are held on these auspicious occasions. He also directed ensuring round- the- clock and uninterrupted water and power supply to the people during ‘Iyam-i-Muqadisa’.
Regarding the ferrying of devotees from their habitations to the religious places, Gul asked the transport department to make efficient arrangement of buses both SRTC and private.
Gul asked the concerned to make rations available at all the sales outlets for the convenience of consumers including rice, atta, sugar, kerosene oil, LPG and other commodities of daily need.
Gul impressed upon the traffic police authorities to ensure that there is no traffic jam, directing it to gear up to keep close vigil on traffic movement especially from Regal Chowk to Hari Singh High Street for smooth flow of traffic.
The meeting was informed that divisional administration, Kashmir, has made all suitable arrangements for smooth celebration of these religious festivals.
Giving details of the arrangements, the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo, said that foolproof security arrangements have been made especially at Dargah-Hazratbal, Jamia Masjid, Eidgah, Makhdoom Sahib and all other shrines and religious places where large number of people converge to offer prayers.
Chief Controller, J&K Muslim Waqaf Board informed the meeting that elaborate arrangements have been made by Board for the devotees at Eidgah and other religious places and shrines. He said necessary renovation works are being executed in Eidgah including dewatering to ready it for the festivals.
It was decided in the meeting that in view of heavy rush of people in busy Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk and Hari Singh High Street from Radio Kashmir Chowk to Hari Singh High Street there will be no movement of vehicles on this road on August 29 and 30. People have been advised to use alternate routes and park their vehicles only in identified slots.
Chief Engineer PDD assured that uninterrupted power supply would be provided to the people during festival days. He said that a control room has been set up to dispose off complaints if any, adding public should contact the control room on phone No: 0194-2452012.
General Manager SRTC informed the meeting that Corporation will provide sufficient number of buses for carrying people from Lal Chowk, Pantha Chowk, Hyderpora, Soura, Chattabal and other district headquarter to Hazratbal, Jamia Masjid and Eidgah. He said private transport and light vehicles would also be pressed into service to augment the transport facilities.
The meeting was informed that a team of senior officers of concerned departments would visit Eidgah on August 27 to give final touch to the arrangements put in place for congregational prayers.
The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo, SSP Srinagar Aashiq Hussain Bukhari, SSP Traffic Maqsood-u-Zaman, Chief Controller, J&K Muslim Waqaf Board, Rafiq Ahmad Dar, Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution , Abdul Wahid Tak, Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir Anees Ahmad, Chief Engineer, PDD Muzaffar Ahmad, Superintending Engineer R&B , Special Secretary in CM’s Private Office Showkat Ahmad Beigh and other divisional level officers of Kashmir Division.
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