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Ahead of R-Day ‘Clockless Tower’ has become cynosure of all eyes

Amin Masoodi
Agence India Press

Srinagar: Historical Clock Tower, rendered ‘clockless tower’ in view of face-lifting work has become the cynosure of all eyes.

Every eye catches the glimpse of big clock ‘missing’ at top of the tower. The historical tower popularly known as ‘Ghanta Ghar’ located in the busy city center Lal chowk, the commercial hub of summer capital has assumed more significance after the BJP and JKLF have dared each other to hoist flag on its top on the Republic-Day.

Security has been beefed up around the tower and frisking especially of pedestrians, bikers and three wheelers’ intensified as the Republic-Day draws nearer. The state government has already made it clear that no programme, which will disturb the law and order situation in valley, will be allowed.

For few weeks now, the tower is being repaired and renovated. In run-up to the Republic-Day ahead, masons and carpenters have intensified face-lifting work on the tower. In the evening hours, security is further beefed up especially around the historical’ clockless tower’ at present.

Masons and carpenters are working under tight security cover have to complete the repair work before Republic-Day to enhance its face-lifting. Bullet proof vehicle has been put on alert just under the nose tower.

Every year the tower is renovated on the occasion of Republic and Independence-Day and tri-color hoisted on top of the tower. But this year, in view of the BJP and JKLF plans to hoist flags has created sensation in government circles.

In view of repairs and tight security arrangements, the traffic movement in Lal Chowk has got affected. Close vigil is being maintained on people and transport mobility in Lal Chowk. Pedestrians prefer to change their way in view of tight security arrangements in the city center, which has rendered insecurity to people.

“To avoid frisking, I preferred not to go through Lal Chowk and walked the other way to reach Regal Chowk. It took me more time to cover the distance but saved me from inconvenience,” Aijaz Ahmad, a businessman told Agence India Press. Students also prefer not to walk through the city center in view of tight security arrangements. (AIP)

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