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SHOPIAN: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Gazanfar Ali reviewed the final arrangements for the ensuing auspicious day of Shab-e-Me’raj here today. The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Parvaiz Sajad Ganie, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chief Education Officer and other concerned officers of the district. The meeting was called to finalize the arrangements for Me’raj–un-Nabi (SAW) all over the district, particularly in Assar-e- Sharief Hazratbal Pinjoora Shopian, and Hazrat Syed Bahu-ud-din Gunj Bakhash Simnani (RA) Arhama Shopian.


DDC on the occasion sought a detailed report from concerned officers regarding the arrangements of electricity, water supply, cleanliness, fire service, transport and medical aid. Stressing on the uninterrupted power supply during these days at all shrines/ mosques, besides arrangements for generator sets, DDC called for illumination of all the religious places where a huge gathering is expected. Regarding the availability of water supply, the PHE department was asked to take adequate measures for uninterrupted water supply and ensure availability of water tankers at these places.


The PHE officials informed the meeting that water tankers will be available at Assar-e- Sharief Hazratbal Pinjoora Shopian, and Hazrat Syed Bahu-ud-din Gunj Bakhash Simnani(RA)Arhama Shopian. The Assistant Director FS&CA informed the meeting that all the essentials including rice, sugar, kerosene oil, LPG cylinders have been ensured in buffer quantity, besides additional quota of rice and sugar will be provided to the consumers in the areas of these shrines.


To ensure hassle-free movement of traffic and pedestrians, DDC asked the transport authorities and DSP Shopian to provide sufficient transport facilities for the devotees, besides ensuring traffic routes are designed for the smooth travel of all devotees. Speaking on the occasion, the DDC asked the MC Shopian to carry out cleanliness drive in the vicinity of Assar-e- Sharief Hazratbal Pinjoora Shopian, and Hazrat Syed Bahu-ud-din Gunj Bakhash Simnani(RA) Arhama Shopian besides fixing all the defunct street lights in the Shopian city.


He also directed the health department to set up medical aid camps along with adequate doctors and paramedical staff round the clock at all these shrines. Fire Services was directed to make available sufficient number of Fire Tenders at these venues. The meeting was also informed that a security plan has been formulated for the Urs days and police volunteers will be deployed in strength to aid the civil administration in smooth conduct of Urs. The DDC also directed for setting up a team of all concerned officials for better synergy in executing the arrangements.