Div Com, ADGP Jammu review Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra arrangements
JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, and Additional Director General of Police Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh today reviewed the arrangements for the upcoming Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra here at a meeting attended by functionaries of different departments.
A threadbare discussion was held regarding the arrangements for Yatra. The major issues discussed in the meeting were transportation Facilities for devotees, security arrangements, and others.
The Committee members listed different requirements for the smooth conduct of the Yatra from Jammu to Mata Kheer Bhawani temple in Ganderbal district.
The Yatra will start on May 26 after its flagging off from Nagrota, the Committee members said, and called for making available hassle-free transportation services for the pilgrims. It was informed that the advance party of the Management Committee will move in advance on May 22 for making arrangements at the Temple.
The Div Com directed the Relief Commissioner and JKRTC to deploy an adequate number of buses to ferry the pilgrims to the temple.
He also issued directions for effective traffic regulation and foolproof security arrangements by providing squad vehicles for the safety of the pilgrims. The Tourism Department was asked to install hoardings for publicity of the Yatra.
The Health Department was asked to establish medical camps and make arrangements for an Ambulance at Government Higher Secondary School Nagrota, the Yatra flag-off venue.
The JMC was instructed to ensure sanitation of the Yatra flag-off venue and also make arrangements for mobile toilets.
The Div Com instructed DC Udhampur and Ramban to make Langer arrangements on designated places near National Highway besides ensuring an adequate number of mobile toilets and sanitation of langer sites.
The DC Ramban was also told to ensure that road clearance machinery is in place in case of landslides or roadblocks.
The Div Com directed concerned departments to make all necessary arrangements at Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple at Bhawani Nagar and Jagti.
The meeting was attended by DC Jammu, Avny Lavasa; Commissioner JMC, SSP Jammu, SSP Traffic, Relief Commissioner, Joint Director Tourism, members of Mata Kheer Bhawani Committee, civil society members and other concerned officers while Deputy Commissioner Udhampur and Ramban attended the meeting through video conferencing.