SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday flagged off a fleet of boats and Shikaras carrying devotees from Zero bridge to Ganderbal.
Urs of Syed Qamar-ud-din Bukhari (RA) commenced today after a gap of three decades, while a fleet of Shikaras and boats carrying devotees was flagged off today. LG Sinha said that the event also marks the revival of water transport from Srinagar to Ganderbal.
“Flagged-off fleet of boats & shikaras carrying devotees, artists from Zero Bridge to Ganderbal to commemorate the Urs of Syed Qamar-ud-Din Bukhari (RA). It also marks the revival of water transport from Srinagar to Ganderbal,” the Office of LG J&K tweeted.
Meanwhile, Director Tourism, G N Itoo said that the water transport will help promote tourism while J&K Waqf Board chairperson, Darakhshan Andrabi said that it will help revive water transport in the Valley.