Friday, January 27, 2012


Srinagar Jan 27 (Only Kashmir): Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon on Friday in a meeting announced that the work on the Rs.5 crore Beautification project of historical Jamia Masjid Corridor is likely to be started from April,2012.He hoped, by March this year, the project will get approval from Government of India. He said by execution of this project, it will not only restore the past glory of the Historical Jamia Masjid but will also promote more pilgrimage tourism including commercial activities in the area and will strength the economy of the locals .He said the Srinagar city has a tremendous potential of pilgrimage tourism and the government is making all efforts to promote pilgrimage tourism in whole Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting was attended by, among others, District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Director Tourism, Director SKICC, Chief Engineer of R&B, Chief Engineer PDD, Director Floriculture and the representatives of Jamia Masjid Traders Federation.
On the occasion, the representatives of Jamia Masjid Market Federation gave full assurance to the Divisional Administration for supporting in implementation of the said project in letter and spirit. They said by execution of this project, will add more grace in the historical importance of the Jamia Masjid and the locals particularly the shopkeepers will be benefited.
Dr. Samoon said that the Historical Jamia Masjid is our identity, century old heritage and it is the responsibilities of all the sections of the society and all walks of life to fully support in implementation of the project.(OK)


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