Hazrat Amer Kabir shrine to be repaired by 2010
Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009, 18:13
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 227 lakh.

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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 24, 2009, 18:13

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