DC Budgam tours Charar-i-Sharief to take stock of dev works

Budgam, May 30: Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today convened a meeting of officers to take stock of ongoing works in Charari Sharief and to review the arrangements for Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-i- Qadar and Edi-ul-Fitr.
During the meeting, heads of concerned departments of JKPCC, Wakf Board, R&B, HUDD, PHE, PDD, ULB, Health and YDA and other concerned presented the progress of works undertaken in the project area.
During the meeting, works of sewerage and drainage systems, roads restoration, construction of shopping complex, lavatory complex, OBC Hostel, STP, etc came up for detailed review. DC also called for formulation of a holistic development plan for Yousmarg Development Authority and initiation of new development projects from a tourist point of view. On the occasion, she directed all concerned to work in synergy and in a fast pace so the works can be completed well in time.
Languishing projects under JKIDFC were also discussed. DC instructed concerned to complete these projects up to December 2019.
DC also took the department-wise review for making foolproof arrangements required to be done by the departments for the auspicious days of Jamut ul Vida, Shab-i- Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr at the famous Sufi shrine.
During the meeting, she reviewed the status of market checking and directed the concerned to intensify market checking to keep a check on profiteering, hoarding and overcharging by shopkeepers across the Tehsil. She directed FCS&CA Budgam to ensure strict implementation of government approved rate list, besides providing an adequate supply of essential food grains including rice and LPG to the public. She directed that erring vendors, shopkeepers and traders should be booked for violating the approved rates.
She stressed on the scheduled power and water supply across the Tehsil. Emphasizing on the need for pre and post sanitation drives, DC directed concerned EO Municipal Committee Charari Sharief to intensify cleanliness drive in and around the shrine with focus on roads, lanes, drains and regular lifting and safe dumping of garbage.
The DC was informed that fully equipped medical teams shall remain deployed during these days and traffic/ transport departments shall keep adequate personnel along with MC, Wakf Board and volunteers on duty in a better way than routine to ensure hassle-free mobility in the area.
The meeting was also informed that Animal Husbandry shall keep adequate poultry birds available and besides the magistrates were asked to remain vigilant and keep close liaison with the police authorities and the Fire Service authorities were directed to remain in a state of preparedness to deal with any eventuality.
During the visit, DC gave a patient hearing to issues and demands raised by various public deputations which called upon her and assured them that all their genuine demands will be looked into on priority.
DC was accompanied by ADC Budgam, SDM Chadoora, district officers of PDD, Transport, Traffic, Exen YDA, representative of Wakf board, block officers and other concerned in the meeting.