Roads and buildings minister Abdul Majid Wani on Saturday visited Talab Khatikan and reviewed the progress on the re-construction work of Jamia masjid.
The mosque being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore provided by Auqaf Islamia, Jammu, will have a 162 feet minaret and will be fully air-conditioned with a capacity of 12,000 people to offer prayers at one time.
It is expected to be completed next-year. The minister directed Auqaf Islamia to expedite the pace of construction work ensuring its timely completion. He said that the completion of this project would prove fruitful for promotion of business activities in the area.
Wani was apprised that the construction of ground floor is completed and the work on the other portion was going on in full swing. The minister was told that for convenience of Namazies, half portion of the ground floor has been refurbished.
He also visited Shivalik Mandir Panj Bakhtar and directed the joint commissioner, JMC for early repair of defunct lights installed within the premises and install grills at the backside to restrict entry on the temple premises.