Major shrines, mosques to get upgraded facilities

The Srinagar administration has initiated a process to upgrade facilities at major shrines and mosques across the summer capital of Srinagar.

This was informed in a meeting convened here Thursday under chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. Senior officers from departments concerned and Wakf Board officials attended the meeting.

Some of the major shrines and mosques to be upgraded in terms of facilities include Syed Yaqoob Sahab shrine at Sonwar, Khanqah-e-Moula shrine at Khanqah, Dastgeer Sahib shrine at Khanyar, Naqshband Sahib shrine at Khwaja Bazaar, Asaar-e-Sharief Dargah at Hazratbal, Jenab Sahib Masjid at Soura, Asaar-e-Sharief Shehri at Kailashpora and Aali Masjid at Eidgah.

The Secretary Wakf Board was asked to submit details of immediate requirements of these shrines and mosques.

The DC while speaking on the occasion said that work on all the identified religious places will be taken after reception of requirement details. He said that all works will be time-bound and completed in the shortest possible time.