SRINAGAR, JULY 22, 2020: Commissioner Secretary, Tourism Department, Zubair Ahmed Wednesday took stock of the pace of work on the Multipurpose Park being developed at Athwajan, Srinagar for the benefit of the local people especially children and youth.

Due to various issues, the development of the Multipurpose Park which was started in 2017 faced problems in its early execution stage itself. However, with the intervention of Commissioner Secretary, Tourism Department and Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, the issues have been resolved and work on the Park has now been resumed after a gap of nearly two years.

The Multipurpose Park will serve as a recreational facility for the local people especially children and youth of the neighbourhood areas with its play-lots for small children; open space for informal games and play activities; paved area for court games and landscaped picnic area. The executing agency was asked to complete the works under Phase-1 of the project before October end.

Commissioner Secretary, Tourism Department also inspected a Tourist facility of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) at Harwan being constructed at a cost of Rs 26 Lakh. The work on the Restaurant cum Cafeteria situated within the famous Harwan Garden near entry Gate is in its final stages of completion. The executing agency was asked to complete the work within a week so that the much needed facility at Harwan Garden is thrown open for public at the earliest.

Director, Tourism Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Wani, Director Planning, Tourism Department, Parvez Ahmad Kakroo, Deputy Director, Tourism, Ideel Saleem, General Manager, JKTDC, Nasir Ahmad Khan and officers / officials of Engineering wings /executing agencies were also present on the occasion.