Div Com Kashmir visits Zadibal & Hasanabad; takes stock of Muharram-ul-Haram arrangements

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Maintains that better facilities have been ensured for mourners

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri on  Wednesday visited Shrine of Shams-ud-Din Araqi (R.A), Zadibal and Imambara Hasanabad  to take stock of arrangements ensured for smooth observance of religious occasions during the ongoing  holy month of Muharram ul  Haram including mourning processions and religious gatherings.

The Div Com was accompanied by  Commissioner SMC, Dr Owais Ahmad; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Bilal Mohi Ud Din  Bhat; SSP Traffic Srinagar, Muzaffar Shah and senior officers from PWD, PHE, PDD, Health, Tourism and other concerned departments.

During his visit to Zadibal, Div Com maintained that the macadamization in Shia dominated areas have been already completed to facilitate them during holy month, while arrangements for electricity and drinking water besides sanitation has also been ensured for smooth observance of religious activities.

On the occasion, he directed concerned for construction of separate sanitary complex for women, while instructing SMC for providing mobile toilets during the Muharram days for immediate convenience.

He also visited different areas of Saidakadal including Kani Mohalla and Aram Mohala where he was apprised about various developmental requirements.

On the occasion, Div Com instructed concerned LCMA officer to repair the damaged wooden bridges connecting various habitations and directed him to initiate repairing work immediately from tomorrow.

He said that the facilities have been upgraded everywhere and the local people also appreciate administration for fulfilling their requirements for smooth conduct of religious obligations.

Meanwhile, Div Com instructed SMC officers to ensure proper maintenance of sanitation and cleanliness, and regular lifting of garbage and its disposal in the area and other Shia dominated areas of Srinagar.

Health authorities were directed to depute team of doctors along with ambulances to provide medical facilities to the mourners.