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Div Com visits Jinab Sahab Soura; inspects developmental requirements

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SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri Thursday conducted an exclusive visit to Jinab Sahab Anchar Soura to inspect the developmental requirements of the Mosque, Shrine and the area, besides taking first-hand appraisal of the issues confronted by the locals.

He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad; Commissioner SMC/ CEO SSCL Athar Amir; SE PWD; and officers of the District Administration and Revenue Department.

While responding to the demand of the Shrine and Masjid Committee regarding the reconstruction of the mosque, Div Com maintained that the mosque holds heritage importance so the structure needs to be preserved.

He said that an amount of 1.75 cr approved for the Mosque shall be used for facade development and renovation works.

He stated that the Divisional Administration will work out with the Waqf Board on the proposal for the construction of a new mosque in the adjoining premises of the Shrine.

Meanwhile, Div Com directed SMC to renovate the entire Wazu Khana and refurbish the structure with new window panes, tile work and other facilities.

The senior citizens and local representatives requested Div Com for the development of a playground on a modern pattern with high mast and floodlights so the youth may engage in sports activities and night games.

While assuring the locals, Div Com directed the concerned to develop the playground with all the facilities besides instructing the concerned to develop a walking path around the circumference of the ground with complete fencing.

Div Com also assured the youth that sports kits shall be provided to them by the district administration to channel their energy and potential for building a career in sports.

Locals of the area also brought the issues of road connectivity, drainage system and dog menace to the notice of the Divisional Commissioner and other officers.

On the occasion, Div Com enjoined upon SE, PWD to complete the earth filling of the remaining segment of the road and use the construction demolition waste for the same purpose.

He also directed for exploration of the feasibility of constructing another road as demanded by the locals.

Regarding the dog menace in the area which poses a threat to the lives of children and elders, Commissioner SMC, assured to address the issue on a priority basis.

Bidhuri also inspected the lake spring at the Shrine of Jinab Sahab Soura and directed SMC and locals to conduct a collective cleanliness drive to revive it and restore its pristineness. He also directed the beautification of the landscape around the spring.

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