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Muharram processions to be allowed on permitted routes only: Div Com

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Budgam: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole on Wednesday said that Muharram processions will be allowed only on permitted routes, which have been already notified by the authorities.
Talking to reporters at Budgam, Pole said that decisions regarding Muharram processions have been taken at the appropriate level.
“Muharram processions will be allowed only on the already permitted routes. All the concerned have also been requested to hold processions through those routes only,” he added.
P K Pole on Wednesday along with other district officers of district Budgam visited Central Imam Bara Budgam ahead of Muharram Ul Haram to take stock of Muharram arrangements.
Pole conducted extensive tour of Imambaras at Budgam, Magam and Zadibal to take spot appraisal of arrangements put in place for forthcoming Muharram ul Haram.
He directed the concerned Officer for ensuring proper services and all the required arrangements for hassle-free conduct of religious activities during the forthcoming holy month of Muharram ul Haram.
He also directed the concerned for filling of potholes and repairing roads in their respective areas so mourners can take out processions without facing any inconvenience.
He stressed to chalk out traffic management plans to facilitate mourners and commuters during processions.
Regarding street lights, directions were issued to the concerned to get the defunct street lights repaired forthwith and ensure functioning of flood lights on the high masts.
He also issued instructions for cleaning of drains to remove chokes to avoid water logging on the streets and roads.
Further, he directed for ensuring availability of electricity and drinking water to the people besides essential items like ration, LPG, sugar etc particularly during auspicious days of Muharam.
Directions were also given for conducting sanitation drives and grass cutting at the Imambaras and vicinity besides, establishing health camps at the venues to provide immediate medical aid to the mourners.
Meanwhile, in order to develop a straight and wide road leading to Zadibal Imambara, Pole asked ADC, Srinagar to prepare a rehabilitation plan of the families living along the street leading to Imambara.
During his visit to Imambaras, locals and elders of these areas raised demands and requirements with the Div Com regarding their respective areas.
After giving patient hearing, the Div Com passed on spot directions to the concerned officers to address the same within days to facilitate people.
He also took the stock of works executed by the Tourism department at the Imambara Zadibal and directed for its completion at an earliest.


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