JKPM leader voices concern over dilapidated condition of Zainageer canal

Sopore: Jammu Kashmir Peoples Conference (JKPM) leader on Friday expressed concern over the dilapidated condition of heritage Zainageer canal in Sopore and criticised the authorities for neglecting it.
“The historic canal was constructed by the most popular King of Kashmir Zain-ul-Asnidin Bud Shah to provide irrigation and drinking water facilities to the people residing in and around the Sopore town,” JKPM leader Feroze Peerzada said during his visit to Tujar Shareef, Sopore – according to the statement.
“He assured the locals that JKPM will take up the matter of reconstruction and upgradation of the iconic Zainageer canal with higher authorities for restoring its pristine glory,” it said.
Peerzada said that the concern and resentment expressed by people against the concerned authorities for their failure to upkeep and maintenance of the canal is just and genuine. He said administration has failed to conserve projects of heritage and historical significance in Sopore.
“The concerned engineers would be asked to formulate a comprehensive reconstruction and beautification project for revival of the Zainageer canal,” he said, adding much focus would be given to improve aesthetic ambience of the canal to make it a tourism attraction.