DC Srinagar visits Imambaras at Zadibal and Rainwari to Ensure Muharram Preparations

SRINAGAR JULY 02: In connection with preparation for the upcoming Holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, conducted an extensive visit to various Shia-populated areas, including Imambargahs at Zadibal and Hasanabad, and the Shrine of Shamsuddin Araqi, as well as Shia-populated areas along Mir Behri Dal.
Accompanied by senior officials, the DC issued on-the-spot directives to ensure smooth observance of Muharram proceedings. He emphasized the importance of uninterrupted electricity and water supplies, cleanliness, and proper traffic management, particularly on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. The visit included interactions with local Shia leaders to gather feedback and address their concerns.
Dr. Bilal directed the Health Department to provide first aid facilities, medical teams, and ambulances during processions. The SMC and allied departments were instructed to repair dysfunctional street lights and enhance manpower for cleaning lanes and drains. Traffic authorities were tasked with ensuring smooth traffic flow during processions.
During meetings at Zadibal and Hasanabad Imambaras, Dr. Bhat reviewed arrangements and addressed the demands presented by the Shia community. He assured them of a 24-hour electricity supply and appointed a nodal officer to oversee all preparations. Additionally, he instructed concerned departments to conduct department-wise audits of essential services and maintain vigilance on commodity prices to prevent profiteering and hoarding.
Dr. Bilal assured the Shia community that all necessary arrangements would be completed before the start of Muharram, ensuring a smooth and respectful observance of the holy month.

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