By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Srinagar: A 52 feet tall tower being constructed in the heart of Shopian town at cost of Rs 43 lakh is expected to be ready till end of this month.
Unlike other tower clocks, this tower clock will tell us many important things which will be beneficial for the general public.
An official said that it is being constructed at Gole Chowk Shopian as it is the main business hub of the district.
Senior citizens of the area said that this chowk also has political significance as senior politicians have addressed gatherings there.
“Charan Singh, Sheikh Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah and dozens of other politicians have addressed the public here,” said Gul Mohammed Shah, a senior citizen of the town.
Executive Officer Municipal Committee Shopian Jahid Azad said that this tower will have unique characteristics and will keep people updated about different things.
He said that other than time, information about weather and temperature will be displayed on a large monitor of the tower instantly.
“This tower will also tell us about particulate matter as machinery is being installed by the pollution control board there which will raise alarm once the particulate matter will rise,” Azad said.
Azad said that all important messages, schemes and announcements will be displayed on the clock tower.
“The messages will be displayed in Urdu, English and some in Kashmiri language,” he said. “Its structure will be compact as compared to others and turfing will also be done.” (KNO)