Comprehensive plan underway for development of Char-e-Sharief town: Dy CM

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Reviews status of Alamdar Shopping Complex

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 24: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that a comprehensive plan is underway for the sustained development of the historic Char-e-Sharief town which holds a special significance in the composite culture of the sub-continent.

The Deputy Chief Minister said this while addressing a meeting he chaired to review the status of construction of Alamdar Shopping Complex being constructed by the Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board at an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore. The complex would be having 103 shops replete with the modern facilities.

Minister for Agriculture, Mr Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Vice Chairman Waqaf Board, Peer Muhammad Hussain, Commissioner Secretary Housing & Urban Development, Mr. Hirdesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Haroon Malik, Managing Director Housing Board, Director Urban Local Bodies Kashmir and other senior officers were also present.

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Dr Singh directed the officers to speed up the pace of implementation of the proposed shopping complex maintaining that it would provide the requisite platform for the business community and prospective entrepreneurs to carry out their economic activities and related things. He said that it would also serve as a trading centre for the people of the area and its catchments to get their daily use and other things besides also coming up as a point of attraction and interaction.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government is committed for ensuring comprehensive development of the historic town so that it comes up as model town. He said since it is the abode of the patron saint of the Valley who was a champion of mutual brotherhood and amity between different sections and faiths so the importance of the town gets manifold and every care would be taken to maintain it.

The Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of the sustained development of the historic town and said several flagship programmes in different sectors have been undertaken for ensuring that the developmental landscape of the area gets the requisite fillip.

No: PR/DI/17/4684/

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