Urs of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA) from October 12

Rather Directs For Foolproof Arrangements


Srinagar, Oct 5: Arrangements for the week-long annual Urs of Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA), commencing from October 12 at Chrar-i-Sharief, were finalized today at a high level meeting chaired by Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather.
It was informed that Poshak Bandi of the mausoleum would be performed on October 12, Friday at 10 a.m. A prayer congregation and reciting of Quranic verses and Darood-Azkar would be held throughout the night of October 13.
Several decisions were taken for providing adequate facilities to the pilgrims during the Urs while reviewing the arrangements department-wise.
Rather directed the engineers of Public Health Engineering department to ensure uninterrupted water supply in the town besides setting up of about one hundred temporary wash rooms for ablution. He directed to keep water tankers available during the Urs. The Power Development Department will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the shrine and the town whereas the Tourism department will make functional about 50 streetlights at various places of the town within two days.
The Traffic department was directed to formulate a foolproof Traffic Management Plan to provide to-and-fro availability of vehicles to the pilgrims and to regulate the traffic movement to check jams during the week.
The Minister directed the ARTO Budgam to coordinate with RTO Kashmir and ARTO Pulwama in this regard. He said that additional parking bays should be arranged for vehicles. The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department was directed to arrange adequate supply of additional quota of rice, sugar and kerosene oil besides facilitating supply of cooking gas. The Executive Officer, Municipal Committee, was directed to ensure cleanliness in the shrine complex and its surroundings. The Health department was directed to set up medical camps enroute the shrine.
Rather asked the District Development Commissioner Budgam, Khusheed Ahmad, to set up a control room for monitoring the arrangements in Deputy Commissioner’s office during the Urs. The Tehsildar Chrar-i-Sharief, Ali Muhammad, was nominated as Nodal Officer to coordinate and monitor activities of different departments during the Urs.
Rather asked the District Development Commissioner Budgam to send a joint team of officers and engineers to Chrar-i-Sharief for on the spot assessment of the arrangements.
The Vice-Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Wakaf Board, M. Y. Qadri, informed that rust proof Gold Plated Tomb costing Rs 12 lakh for the newly constructed Khankah mosque would be prepared within a fortnight. The Tomb will be prepared by the Zarkob of a Mumbai-based firm M/S Gold Leaf Company and the amount incurred on it includes cost of 300 grams of 24 carat gold.
The meeting was attended by the District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Khursheed Ahmad Shah, Vice-Chairman J&K Waqf Board, MY Qadri, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Muhammad Akbar, Chief Engineer R&B Kashmir Mushtaq Ahmed, Executive Engineer R&B Chadoora Showkat Ahmad, Project Officer Chrar-e-Sharief Bashir Ahmad and officers of various departments.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 6 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST

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