SRINAGAR : Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar has directed the officers to put in place a foolproof mechanism to ensure the smooth conduct of Mehraj-ul-Alam festivities.
The Minister was addressing officers during a review meeting convened to discuss the arrangements being put in place for the ensuing Mehraj-ul-Alam.
The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Mr Shailendra Kumar, IGP, Kashmir Mr. A.G Mir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mr. Farooq Ahmad Shah, Chief Engineer PDD, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Khan, Director CAPD, Mr. Bashir Khan SSP Traffic, Haseeb Mughal, RTO Kashmir Mr. Mehmood Ahmad Shah and senior officers of different departments which include ,PHE, Health, SMC, UEED and district administration.
The Minister directed the power department to ensure adequate supply of power in the areas adjoining the revered shrine of Hazratbal and other shrines of the Kashmir division. He also directed PHE authorities to ensure adequate drinking water facilities in all religious places of the valley for the general convenience of the devotees.
Mr. Sagar also asked the traffic authorities to ensure adequate arrangements for the public transport especially during the morning and evening hours on the routes leading to the various shrines of the valley especially Dargah Hazratbal. He said that the route plans should be properly communicated to the commuters through various media.
The Minister also directed the officers of SMC to ensure proper cleanliness in and around all the shrines of the Srinagar City and set up teams for the purpose. He also asked the Health department to set up medical camps at different places en-route various shrines where the festivities are being celebrated.
Mr. Sagar also asked the Director CAPD to disburse additional quota of food grains and sugar to the consumers during the festivities.