Srinagar, Sep 25 (UNI) Encouraged by the good response of the public another revered shrine in north Kashmir was brought under the ambit of pilgrim tourism for development.
Construction of a modern Biat-ul-Zairaion for the convenience of ever increasing rush of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Hazrat Syed Janbaz Wali, Khanpora, Baramulla on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road has been proposed.
A modern ablution centre and fencing of the shrine complex would also be undertaken immediately.
Minister for Tourism Mohamamad Dilawar Mir gave instructions in this regard during his visit to the shrine after paying his obeisance there.
The minister, accompanied by the Director Tourism Farooq Ahmad Shah, said both the main gate and the exterior gate would be remolded by Deveri stones to beautify the complex in the traditional Mughal architecture.
The age-old traditional Pinjra Kari at the shrine complex would also be repaired and improved.
The minister also directed the Director, Tourism to prepare a project for developing a recreation park adjacent to prestigious Hi-lift irrigation scheme, Ladoora. The existing island near Ladoora would also be developed as a picnic spot to promote tourism in the area. He also directed for developing Chootipora-Lake in Rafiabad as mini-water sports centre. It was estimated to cost about Rs 15 lakh.
The Director, Tourism informed that the tourism department has developed an Eco park at a cost of Rs 2.50 crore at Khadanyar which was ready to be opened for public.