Div Com visits old city, reviews developmental scenario

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SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon Thursday conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city and took stock of various ongoing developmental works.

Divisional Commissioner visited Jamia Masjid Srinagar and reviewed the pace of ongoing work being executed for its beautification and restoration of its pristine glory for which department of Tourism has provided Rs. 5 crore. He was informed that 32 bathrooms are under construction at a cost of Rs. 52 lakh in the vicinity of the Mosque to facilitate the people.

On the occasion, Divisional Commissioner convened a meeting with Auqaf members and discussed threadbare the development of the area, besides rehabilitation of shopkeepers of Muslim Park at Kawdara. He stressed upon the Municipal functionaries to speed up the rehabilitation work.

The Divisional Commissioner visited Pokhribal at Hariparbat and took stock of the construction work of cafeteria being constructed by Tourism department at a cost of Rs. 73 lakh.

Dr. Samoon also visited Kathidarwaza and inspected the ongoing work of cable car project, costing Rs. 6 crore. He was informed that project is expected to be completed by May 2013.

Earlier, the Commissioner visited historical Ram Mandir and reviewed the construction work of five ongoing Ghats coming up at a cost of Rs. 75 lakh.Addressing the officers, the Div Com stressed the officers to ensure timely completion of all ongoing works. He also directed the engineers of PDD to replace the conductors of transmission line in the Jamia Masjid area for which district administration will provide required funds.

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