SRINAGAR, Apr 16: In order to review the progress of the construction/renovation, preservation and restoration of the old glory of some historical pilgrimage sites and get completed them in the stipulated time, the Minister for Rural Development, Panchyati Raj, Parliamentary Affairs and Law, Ali Mohammad Sagar on Monday conducted a whirlwind tour of the Srinagar city.
The Minister was accompanied by District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Baseer Ahmed Khan, Commissioner, SMC, G.N. Qasba, General Manager, JKPCC and officers of Tourism Department.
While paying obeisance at Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jeelani Dastgeer Sahib (RH), the Minister directed the JKPCC General Manager and other concerned Engineers to expedite the construction works and complete the project as early as possible. He also asked the shopkeepers coming under the extension project to shift their structures immediately so that the further construction works may be started soon. He also had an interaction with the some locals and enquired about the compensation process. He assured them that their grievances would be redressed.
Mr Sagar also took stock of the on-going construction works while paying obeisance at Naqashband Sahib (RH).
On the occasion, he was informed that so far Rs 1.29 crore have been spent on the construction of the mosque adjacent the Ziarat Sharif and on the other on-going construction works under Extension project against the estimated cost of Rs.10 crore.
Later, Mr. Sagar visited Zaina Kadal and took feed back of the steps taken for the preservation /renovation of the centuries old Zaina Kadal and the tomb of great King of the Kashmir Hazarat Zain-ul-Aabdin Badshah. On the occasion he said the affected shopkeepers coming under the preservation project will be shifted to Vakil Manzel.
The Minister also paid obeisance at Bulbul Shah Ziarat Sharief (RH) and reviewed the pace of the progress of the various on-going construction works. He was informed that so far Rs. 1.90 crore against the estimated cost of Rs. 2.27 crores have been spent on the various works and it is expected that the project will be completed within two months.
Mr. Sagar also visited Gada Kocha of Bohri Kadal and interacted with the locals. He assured them that their genuine problems will be solved.