March 29:Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Ramesh Kumar reviewed the arrangements for the ensuing Navratra festival at an officers’ meeting held here today under his chairmanship.
Detailed deliberations held on various aspects related to the smooth conduct of festival and the DC directed the officers to ensure all necessary arrangements to facilitate the devotees during festivity.
Arrangements like transportation, sanitation, drinking water, un-interrupted power supply, first aid facilities, and eatables on genuine rates besides security arrangements were also thoroughly discussed in the meeting.
Deputy Commissioner directed the Executive Engineer PWD for the repair of bridle paths leading to the temples and shrines. Similarly, the instructions were passed on to the PHE functionaries to ensure regular supply of drinking water at the shrines and important Yatra path routes.
The PDD was also directed to ensure un-interrupted power supply to all the shrines. Barricading for the benefit of devotees was also discussed in the meeting.
Chief Medical Officer was directed to make available necessary medical facilities at all the shrines with life saving drugs first aid alongwith team of doctors.
The CAPD department and CEO Municipal Committee were directed to maintain the quality of eatables along with their rates in the markets and around temples and shrines area.
The RTO Kathua was directed to provide transport facilities on the routes of shrines and to display fare list at bus stand for convenience of the pilgrims. The fire and emergency service will deploy fire tenders at Jasrota Mata and Sukrala Mata, the DC ordered.
Members of management committees, Pujaris of temples and shrines projected various problems and demands for which the Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned officers for their mitigation.
SSP Neeva Jain, ADC Ravinder Kumar and all other concerned officers of various departments and Pujaris of temples were present in the meeting.