Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole
PK Pole

SRINAGAR — Amid confusion about whether the Eidgah land in Srinagar will be converted into sports facilities or a cancer hospital, the divisional administration today said that it is so vast that it can accommodate both facilities.

Talking to the news agency KNT, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole said that the ground is so big that it can accommodate all facilities.

“It is Waqf land measuring more than 600 kanals. In length, it is more than 7500 feet and in width, it is 2000 feet. The Wakf Board can build a cancer institute as per its planning,” he said.

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Pole said temporarily some area is used for playing by surrounding localities. “One portion out of which will be made better for playing to children. The adjacent park is used by elderlies for walks. This park under the management of the Floriculture Department needs normal upkeep, which will be done,” he said.

He said that Waqf Board is to decide about the use of the land, including having a cancer hospital on some portion, as per its planning.

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“Taking into account the vast area size of the ground, there cannot be any question of either one facility or the other. It can accommodate all as per planning,” he said.

Wakf Board chairperson Dr Daraksha Andrabi has said that the Board will build a cancer hospital on its 70 kanals, while the divisional administration has proposed upgradation of sports infrastructure.

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