Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday
said the repair and renovation work of the famous shrine of
Sufi saint Hazrat Amer Kabir in Pulwama district was expected
to be completed by next year.
The shrine at Tral in South Kashmir was destroyed in a
mysterious fire in December 1998.
Repair and renovation of the shrine of Hazrat Amer Kabir
also known as `Khan Khai Faiz Panah` was being executed by
Tourism department through Jammu and Kashmir Project
Construction Corporation and is going on smoothly, Tourism
Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said.
The work is expected to be completed by August, 2010, he
said in a written reply to a question in the state Assembly.
Jora said so far work worth Rs 235 lakh has been
completed as part of phase one. It was earlier estimated at Rs
The second phase involving construction of interiors was
estimated at Rs 258.50 lakh, the minister said, adding so far
Rs 166 lakh has been spent.