Pandurang Kondbarao Pole
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir - Pandurang Kondbarao Pole

SRINAGAR — Eidgah will be developed as a state-of-the-art playground in Shahr-e-Khaas that will have at least 10 scientifically-developed turfs and an upgraded football ground while the park will be upgraded as a major attraction with all modern facilities, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole said on Wednesday.

Talking to the news agency KNO, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir said, “I visited the area today to assess the sports facilities available to the youth. I directed officials to create more sports facilities for youth in the area.”

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As far as the cancer facilities are concerned, he said the nearby SKIMS Soura and AIIMS already upgraded facilities to treat cancer patients. “Eidgah will be developed on modern lines as one of the best playgrounds of Shahr-e-Khaas. It will have 10 scientifically-developed turfs for cricket players and an upgraded football ground.

“The nearby park will also be upgraded as a major attraction with all modern facilities,” he said.

Pole’s announcement comes days after Waqf Board Chairperson Darakshan Andrabi stated that the Board will construct a cancer hospital at Eidgah, Srinagar. Her announcement sparked massive protests by the youth of Downtown.

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