SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash, on Saturday visited Hazratbal shrine to review the arrangements put in place by the divisional administration for upcoming auspicious occasion of Mairaj-ul-Aalam.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Officers of Wakaf Board, SMC, LAWDA, PDD, Health, Police, Traffic and other concerned accompanied the Minister. While reviewing the arrangements, the Minister directed the administration to ensure every facility to the devotees especially on account of water supply, electricity, healthcare, cleanliness and illumination in and around the shrine, transportation, parking facility, deployment of fire tenders and establishing emergency control rooms.
She asked the management of Waqaf Board to provide required facilities at the shrine for the people who throng the revered place from far-off areas.
She enjoined upon the Traffic Police Department to make fool-proof traffic plan for devotees and also directed SMC officials to ensure proper sanitation in and around the shrine premises.
The Minister said that the festive occasion holds great significance for people of the valley and no effort should be spared to ensure better and improved facilities to the devotes who are expected to pay their obeisance at the Hazratbal shrine on Mairaj days. She also stressed the officers to maintain close coordination to ensure smooth conduct of the religious event. On the occasion, she also interacted with the locals and enquired about the arrangements made for the smooth celebrations of the Mairaj-ul-Aalam.