SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad undertook a visit to Khankah Naqashband Sahib(RA) to finalise the detailed project report for restoration, revival, preservation and maintenance of Architecture and Heritage of Religious Places/Assets in the District.
The Deputy Commissioner visited Khankahi Naqashband Sahib(RA) in Nowhatta area of Shahr-e-Khaas of the District and took stock of the measure being taken for development of 500 years old Historic Khankahi Naqashband Sahib(RA), one of the finest examples of Kashmiri ancient and medieval wooden architecture.
On the occasion, the DC was informed that a detailed Project Report of Rs 6.50 crore has been prepared for the beautification and renovation of the Khankah.
The DC directed the concerned to take up the measure for physical works so that all works proposed in DPR are completed at the earliest. He also called for speeding up the process of land acquisition undertaken to expand the Khankah compound. He asked them to construct a washroom at the shrine premises and ornamental grill around the Khankah of Naqashband Sahib (RA).
While interacting with the local members of the Khankah, the DC assured them that all possible measures will be taken to further beautify the Khankah of Naqashband Sahib (RA) on heritage pattern and upgrade the facilities for convenience of the devotees. Besides, Chief Planning Officer, Mohammad Yaseen Lone, Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by the Executive Engineers of R&B, officers of Archives, Tourism and other concerned departments.