26 years on, reconstruction works of Khankah-e-Faiz-Panah shrine in Tral awaits completion
Locals urge authorities to take up the pending works on priority
Pulwama, Dec 23 (KNO): The reconstruction of the renowned shrine of Shahi-Hamdan Hazrat Ameer-e-Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) in Tral is awaiting completion for the last 26 years.
The old building of the shrine, according to locals, was completely damaged in the mysterious fire incident that took place in December 1997 following which the government announced its reconstruction to be completed in the next two years.
Locals told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that since then 26 years have passed but the work hasn’t been completed yet.
Basheer Ahmad, a local resident, said that many works are pending including front elevation.
He said that hundreds of people have been visiting the shrine on a daily basis and they have to face inconvenience due to the pending works.
Locals said that they have repeatedly taken up this issue with the government even as local political leaders have raised this issue as well but still many things are pending at the site.
An official of the JKPCC said that 90 percent of the work at the shrine has been completed while DPR for the pending work has already been submitted before higher ups for approval.
“As JKPCC has been merged with R&B and now pending work will be done by R&B department,” he added—(KNO)