The Tiruchi Corporation would hire about 200 sanitary workers on a temporary basis for being deployed in Srirangam during the Vaikunta Ekadasi festival at the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple scheduled to be held from December 13 to January 3.

Disclosing this at an official meeting to discuss the arrangements to be made for the festival that attracts a large number of devotees, Corporation Commissioner V.P.Thandapani also instructed the officials to ensure that all encroachments in the temple town, especially those around the temple, were removed ahead of the festival with the cooperation of police and temple authorities.

The ban on non bio-degradable plastics would be strictly enforced in the town. Additional water tanks would be placed at strategic locations and round-the-clock drinking water supply would be provided.

Adequate parking space and temporary toilets would be provided in the town during the festival. Special medical camps will also be organised.

Mr.Thandapani also instructed the officials to ensure cleanliness in the town.

Asick Meera, Deputy Mayor, Kalyani, Joint Commissioner of Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple, and other officials attended the meeting.