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Srinagar Admin made elaborate arrangements to facilitate people during holy month of Muharram

SRINAGAR JULY 06:- In order to ensure smooth observance of  Muharram and facilitate the mourner’s, the District Administration Srinagar has made elaborate arrangements across the District.

In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner(DC)Srinagar, Dr Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat along with other senior Officers of the District Administration has conducted several visits to different Imambaras including Hasanabad, Shams ud din Iraqi, Zadibal and other areas in Srinagar District.

During the visits، the Deputy Commissioner held interaction sessions with the prominent Shia leaders and religious scholars to discuss the arrangements required regarding holy month of Muharram ul Harram.

The DC has passed directions to the all line Departments for ensuring all required arrangements to facilitate the mourner’s.

In addition, several meetings were held in the DC Office Complex with concerned Officers and other stakeholders.

Pertinent to mention that as of now, various immediate interventions have been taken by the Srinagar Administration

During the current financial year 2024-25, around 11 macadamized works have been approved at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.21 Crore against which 10 works have been executed.

For better drinking water supply around 23 works are being/have been taken up for execution at an estimated cost of Rs. 34.00 lacs in different Shia dominating area of district Srinagar.

With regard to power supply, the existing curtailment schedule of 4.5 hours to 6 hours has been reduced to 3 hours only. Moreover, no curtailment is being witnessed during sunset to sunrise. Besides, during the main holy days of Muharram, uninterrupted power supply shall be provided.

With regard to sanitation, all the necessary steps viz full grass cutting/fumigation/desilting of surface drains/have been started and other men and machinery round the clock are working tirelessly to provide better sanitation facility to the mourners during the Muharram.

Similarly, directions have already been passed to the health Department to ensure Health facilities viz adequate availability of medicines, ambulances and other necessary arrangements be made during the month.

In addition to the above, around Rs 507.32 lakh have been taken up for execution for 71 works in Shia-dominated areas.