SRINAGAR: In order to review the arrangements for Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr, a meeting of senior officers of District Administration was held under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad at Meeting hall of the DC Office Complex here Thursday.
Besides, CEO, Wakaf, Mufti Fareed u Din and Additional Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Haneef Balkhi, the meeting was attended by senior Officers of SMC, PDD, R&B PHE, JKSRTC, FCS&CA, RTO, Animal & Husbandry, Health Services and Fire & Emergency Services besides Traffic.
On the occasion, CEO Wakaf apprised the DC about the arrangements required on auspicious occasions of Shab-e-Qadr, Jamat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr.
The DC directed the Officers of all line Departments to ensure all necessary arrangements are put in place well in advance so that people do not face any difficulty during the observance/celebrations.
In order to curb black marketing, profiteering and hoarding, the DC asked the concerned to intensify the market checking in the City and take strict legal action against the violations. He asked them to ensure all essential commodities are sold at Government approved rates with standard quality and sufficient availability.
The DC directed the PDD authorities to ensure uninterrupted supply of power during Shab-e-Qadr, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr, while the PHE department was asked to ensure adequate water supply to the people. They were also directed to deploy water tankers at prominent Shrines of the City so that people do not face any difficulty to perform ablution.
The SMC authorities were asked to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness arrangements at all prominent places of the City particularly at Hazratbal and other main Shrines, besides installation and repair of street lights at important religious places where big congregations are expected to be held.
The DC also stressed for ensuring adequate transport and parking facilities at Hazratbal and other prominent Masjids and Shrines for the devotees visiting Religious places.
He asked the concerned authorities to prepare an adequate route plan with the Traffic Department, besides creating temporary additional parking slots so that better transport facilities will be provided to the people during these auspicious days.
The DC also directed for deployment of magistrates at the Shrines for smooth conduct of congregation prayers.
The DC directed the Health Department to install medical camps with paramedical staff, critical care ambulance and medicines at main congregation places and major Shrines.
The Fire and Emergency Department was directed to provide 24×7 services across the valley in case of any eventuality.
The DC stressed all concerned officers to work with added zeal, energy and close coordination for the successful and hassle-free culmination of big congregations of Shab-e-Qadr, Jamat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr across the District.