Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Syed Abid Rasheed Shah Wednesday took an extensive tour of downtown to inspect facilities made available to public.The DC visited shrine of Sheikh Hamzah Makhdoom (RA) at Rainawari and took stock of arrangements in place for ongoing annual Urs.
He directed officials to make adequate arrangements for smooth observance of the Urs and instructed for ensuring all basic facilities including drinking water supply, uninterrupted power, transport, parking and first aid facilities for devotees and maintaining cleanliness in and around the shrine.
The main Urs function, expected to draw thousands of devotees from across Kashmir, will be held on Saturday. The DC visited Naqashband Sahib shrine at Khwaja Bazar here and inspected ongoing preservation work on historic mosque there. Senior officers from all departments concerned accompanied the DC.