Directs uninterrupted power, water supply at shrines, mosques
SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday reviewed arrangements for devotees at Dargah Hazratbal ahead of the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) which is being observed next week. She also visited various areas of the shrine and paid her obeisance there.
Mehbooba took on spot review of the arrangements put in place by J&K Muslim Waqf Board and the divisional administration including Police, PDD, PHE, SMC, Traffic Police, and Health Departments for the purpose.
The chief minister, who is also the chairperson of the Waqf Board, directed uninterrupted supply of electricity, drinking water and sanitation facilities at the shrine complex, in particular during prayer and khatamat times. She asked for making elaborate heating arrangements for devotees, particularly women, who would be coming for shab khawani and other supplications.
Mehbooba herself went round the areas earmarked for prayers for ladies and gents, places of ablution; facilitation counters etc and took stock of the facilities put in place there.
The CM also directed the divisional administration to put in place similar arrangements at all the shrines and mosques of the Valley during all these days of Rabi ul Awwal and on the eve of Eid-i-Milad.
She also took stock of the beautification works at the shrine and directed removal of bottlenecks in the easy entry and exit of devotees to the shrine complex.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir Zone Muneer Khan; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed; heads of several departments; Chief Executive J&K Muslim Waqf Board Fayaz Ahmad Lone besides senior officers of divisional and district administration accompanied the chief minister during the visit.