Rs 7 cr for development of historic Nigeen club in Srinagar

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Srinagar, May 12 (UNI) An amount of Rs seven crore is being spent for restoration and revival of historic Nigeen club complex in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said today.

He said Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad during his visit inspected the revival and restoration work of the complex which was vacated by the security forces about six months ago on his intervention.

Mr Azad desired that this important tourist facility be restored to its old glory sanctioned Rs 7 crore for its revival and restoration work, he said.

The work started last month and would be completed by the first week of June.

Under the project, besides redoing the club building, the 35 kanal club lawns would be developed and two public parks laid out near the Ashaibagh Bridge.

The development of Nandpora Festival Area across the Nigeen lake is also part of the project where facilities would be created for artisans on the pattern of Surajkund in Haryana.

The Chief Minister also inspected the de-weeding of the Nigeen and took a round of the lake in a motorboat.

He asked the officials concerned to speed up the cleaning of the lake.

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