SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday reviewed the status of various developmental works that have been undertaken under Jamia Masjid beautification plan, and directed the officials to complete the project within the deadline.
He was speaking at the meeting where DC Srinagar, Director Tourism and officials representing R&B, PDD, SMC and other departments participated.
He was apprised of the completed and the ongoing works at the historically important site. He said that the area is in the heart of the cultural history of Srinagar and it needs to be preserved at all cost. He said that all pending works like underground cabling, repair of damaged Khatamband ceiling, completion of certain works should be completed as per the fixed timeline.
The Director Tourism said that the project was conceived at a total cost of Rs 4.92 cr out of which Rs 3.93 has been spent. He said that the restaurant and interpretation centre at the site has been a huge success and it will become an ideal place to showcase the local talent.
Khan directed the SMC officials to depute a team for inspecting a deep drain in the periphery of Jamia Masjid which is suspecting of leaking water and get it repaired at the earliest. He also directed the officials to start an anti-polythene drive in the area so as to make it environment-friendly.