Sangarmaal Spring festival from April 13

Farooq Shah visits SDA’s Shopping Plaza, assures rejuvenation

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Apr 3: Vice-Chairman Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) Er Farooq Ahmad Shah Wednesday said a shopping festival showcasing exclusively Kashmiri handicraft and cuisine would be organised at Sangarmaal city centre from April 13 to attract the tourists to the shopping plaza.
 Shah visited the prestigious shopping plaza today to review measures to be taken to make the mall fully functional. He said “Sangarmaal Spring Shopping Festival” is a part of the intensive campaign to be launched to make the shopping plaza an attractive destination for shoppers including tourists.
 He said coinciding with Baisakhi, “Sangarmaal Spring Shopping Festival”, would be the part of the year-long campaign to be launched to make the shopping plaza a focus of attraction for shoppers.
 Shah said an extensive publicity campaign would be launched by SDA to promote the Sangarmaal city centre. He said spaces would be auctioned exclusively for groceries and other household items, cake shop, fresh flower shop, coffee shop and vegetarian food stuff to create a niche for the plaza. He said recreational facilities would be arranged for children to provide an opportunity to the parents for shopping in leisure.
 Shah called for maintaining cleanliness in and around the shopping centre besides providing other facilities including beautification of the surroundings.
 A delegation of the Sangarmaal Shopkeepers Association interacted with Shah on the occasion and apprised him of their problems.
 He said all the kiosks and shops in Craft Bazaar that stand allotted should be made functional immediately otherwise SDA will be forced to cancel the allotments.
 Designed and developed with the idea of Shopping-in-Leisure, the SDA owned mall near the City Centre, is equipped with every such facility that any modern shopping plaza in Delhi, Mumbai or other metropolitan cities has.
 Besides landscaped plazas and lush green patches, the Sangarmaal City Center at Moulana Azad Link Road has sufficient space for restaurants, food courts, kiosks, waterbodies, fountains, children’s play area, retail outlets, craft bazaar, amphitheater and offices.
 Another attraction of the shopping complex is that it has been designed in tune with the distinct Kashmir heritage and architecture.
 Spread over 20 kanals of land, Sangarmaal has a huge built-up area of 101000 sft while 500 odd vehicles can be parked there at a time.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 4 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST




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