Farooq Shah takes over as DC Sgr


SRINAGAR:  Farooq Ahmad Shah today took over as Deputy Commissioner Srinagar following a recent  court order asking for placement  of a capable and upright officer to head the district administration.

Shah earlier served as Director Tourism and DC Anantnag  besides CEO Gulmarg Dev Authority and  MD Cable Car Corporation.   

He  spearheaded the campaign for revival of tourism in the state and  played a pivotal role in developing the tourism infrastructure  including setting up and face lifting of the Gulmarg Gondola , Royal Springs Golf Course, Pahalgam Golf Course, Nageen club, Peerzoo Restaurant etc   

Shah while setting goals  for his stint as DC Srinagar, said that accessibility and accountability of administration towards public will be his priority and the administration along with SMC and SDA will  work hard to regain and retain the pristine glory of Srinagar city.

He said that the gap between public and administration will be removed and the administration’s top priority will be to redress peoples’ problems. He said that the smooth and speedy traffic flow at HMT and PANTHACHOWK will be ensured and it will be his first priority.

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