SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rashid Shah on Saturday convened a meeting to discuss and review the arrangements being put in place for smooth celebration of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha festival.
The meeting was informed that 20 grass cutting machines have been deployed at the Eidgah Srinagar and the venue would be ready for Eid congregational prayers two days prior to the festival day A. Total of 16 big congregations on Eid-ul-Azha will be held across the district.
During the meeting the DC directed the Engineers of PDD and PHE to ensure the adequate supply of electricity and water to the habitants of the district during the Eid celebrations. PDD will illuminate all religious places on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.
The DC also asked for making available mobile water tankers at congregation places as a backup to the spot water storage facilities.
The Municipal authorities were directed to launch a cleanness drive at Eidgah Srinagar, Hazratbal and other big congregation places before Eid and make functional all the street lights so that people may not face any inconvenience besides to deploy mobile toilets at such places.
It was said that 2500 quintals of food grains out of 2965 quintals have already been distributed to consumers of the district. Further Animal Husbandry Department has installed chicken sale centres at Umerhair, Khanyar, Harparbath, Gaw Kadal, mobile sale in downtown and upper town.