Div Com reviews Muharram arrangements

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SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Wednesday visited Hassanabad and Zadibal areas and took stock of the facilities made available by the administration for hassle free observation of Muharram congregations.
“The Divisional Commissioner conducted a meeting in the premises of ImambaraHassanabad and issued instructions to the concerned officers for monitoring the arrangements,” an official government press release stated.
The meeting was told that FCS&CA has kept available additional ration supply in various Shia Muslim areas in Srinagar district which include 8500 litres of K-oil, additional quintals of additional sugar quota besides one vehicle with gas cylinders would be made available each day for 4433 Shia families during the Muharram days.
Khan was also informed that adequate arrangements for providing medicare to the people are in place and the department has kept available 32 ambulances equipped with necessary medicines, doctors and para-medical staff.
He directed the concerned departments to ensure un-interrupted power and drinking water supply, availability of essential commodities like food grains, sugar, LPG, ensuring adequate quantity of firewood for distribution and availability of ambulances, first aid kits, doctors and para-medical staff during the Muharram days.
He directed LAWDA to clean the historical springs at Hassanabad area immediately.
He also visited ImambaraZadibal and took stock of arrangements made in connection with auspicious days of Muharram at Zadibal area.
Divisional Commissioner stressed on the officers to extend all facilities to the people especially in the Shia dominated areas.
IG Traffic was asked to draw a route plan for Shia dominated areas for hassle free movement of transport during Muharram days.
Div Com instructed the Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation to ensure cleanliness around Imambaras from September 07 twice a day on daily basis and directed them to replace damaged street lights immediately.
Khan directed the Roads & Buildings Department to ensure repair and macadamization of all roads leading to Imambaras.
He instructed PHE department to provide 24×7 water supplies in Shia dominated area besides deploy additional water tankers during the Muharram congregations. Additional fire tenders were also deployed in these areas.