BUDGAM District Development Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today visited the Chare-Shareef shrine here to take stock of the arrangements made for smooth conduct of annual Urs of Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA).
While reviewing arrangements made by concerned departments, the DDC was apprised that arrangements regarding the availability of essential commodities particularly rice, sugar, flour, K-oil and LPG have already been put in place. She directed FCS&CA department to ensure an additional quota of essential food items for the consumers during the Urs period.
She directed PHE and PDD departments to ensure uninterrupted water and electricity supply to the town and vicinity areas during the Ursdays. The EO of Municipality Chrar-e-Sharief was directed to maintain proper sanitation and cleanliness and ensure regular lifting of garbage from the Shrine area.
Regarding medical facilities during Urs days, the department of health will establish three medical camps equipped fully with trained medical staff and emergency aid besides a mobile blood bank in and around the Shrine premises particularly in the areas were a huge gathering of devotees is expected to assemble, the meeting was told.
Emphasizing the need for pre and post Urs sanitation drives, the DDC directed the concerned to intensify the cleanliness drive with the focus on roads, lanes, drains, besides regular lifting of garbage/wastage from all identified spots and ensure its onward safe dumping.
While reviewing the status of construction works related to Shrine, the DDC directed JKPCC to complete all remaining works in a time-bound manner.
A control room has also been established where concerned departments shall be coordinating the activities regarding the conduct of the annual Urs.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.