Durbar opens today
Srinagar Gets Facelift, CS Takes Review
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 6: The Jammu and Kashmir government will start functioning from Srinagar on Monday marking the opening of Durbar in the summer capital. The shifting of men and machinery, associated with the move, from Jammu to here was completed Sunday evening.
The Durbar Move is more than a century-old practice under which the Civil Secretariat, the seat of the state government, functions six months each in Jammu and Srinagar.
On the reopening of offices, the work will begin from 9.30 am to 5 pm at the Civil Secretariat.
For other departments located outside the Secretariat and observing six days a week, the work will begin from 10 am to 4 pm.
Kashmir-based government employees associated with the Civil Secretariat and other departments, which shift their base twice every year between the two capitals, arrived in the Valley on April 28 and 29.
The Jammu-based employees moved to Srinagar on Saturday and Sunday.
Restrictions were placed on movement of vehicles to facilitate smooth passage of government employees from Jammu to Srinagar.
In Srinagar, authorities freshly painted sideways, memorials and other key junctions were cleaned and washed.
Hundreds of labourers were engaged in giving a facelift to Srinagar for the past two weeks. Labourers remained at work to repair embankments, potholed roads and pick over weeds from drainage system while sidewalks received a fresh coat of paint.
Apart from the streets, ministers’ bungalows and employees’ quarters at Channapora, Tulsi Bagh, Magarmal Bagh, Bemina, Budshah Chowk and Jawahar Nagar were given a face lift.
Authorities have also arranged for 1,285 residential quarters, out of which 780 are being provided to the Move employees while 166 rooms are being allotted to senior officers.
The Chief Secretary Madhav Lal today visited Secretariat and took stock of the arrangements made for reopening of the government offices at Srinagar.
The Chief Secretary inspected halls, committee rooms, Chief Minister’s cabin and other offices. He got on the spot feedback about the arrangements. The Chief Secretary took keen interest in the repair, renovation and modernization works. Later, Chief Secretary also visited the residential colonies for employees, including Tulsi Bagh and reviewed the arrangements made for the Durbar Move employees. He directed the Estates Department to ensure sanitation, proper water supply, electricity and other basic required things so that the employees may not face any problem.
The Director Estates assured the Chief Secretary that every possible effort would be made to satisfy the move employees and additional manpower would be utilized to settle move employees comfortably.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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