Meraj Alam: Commissioner SMC reviews arrangements at Hazratbal

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SRINAGAR: Commissioner SMC Mir Tariq Ali along with senior officers of Corporation on Thursday visited Hazratbal shrine to review arrangements mainly sanitation for Meraj Alam.

Commissioner was informed that SMC had set up a municipal camp and deputed mobile toilet vans for assistance of general public and has utilized the services of sanitation field staff properly.

Commissioner directed the concerned officials to ensure quality sanitation so that no garbage is spotted anywhere in the lanes, bye-lanes, main roads around mosques and shrines falling in their jurisdiction

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He also directed SMC officials to depute additional facility of hoper vehicles as well as sweeping machines in the Hazratbal ward round the clock.

“Besides deputing electric team for restoration of all the defunct lights in the respective areas, SMC has also installed additional lights as required,” Commissioner said.

The ward officers have been directed to keep liaison with the Urs Officers for arrangements of any conservancy item/transport facility/fumigation machine, etc.

He directed the concerned staff to maintain A Class sanitation and provide necessary arrangements so that devotees do not face any inconvenience.

Meanwhile, Health Officer SMC, Javaid Ahmed Qazi along with anti-polythene squad has conducted anti-polythene drives in Hazratbal area.

Four quintals of polythene have been seized and shredded on the spot with the fine of Rs 8,000 imposed on vendors.

A sanitation drive was has also been taken up jointly with Municipal Employee Union headed by Maqbool Malik in Hazratbal.

The Municipal Employees union facilitated the devotees on the occasion by providing them refreshment and other necessary arrangements were also made.