District Collector K. Sasidhar has issued orders appointing Special Officers for overseeing Mahasivarathri festivities at 15 historic Saivaite pilgrim centres in Kadapa district on March 10.

The Special Officers should visit the Siva temples, hold coordination meetings with the tahsildars and MPDO and ensure provision of drinking water, power supply, medicare, transport and sanitation and ensure facilities from March 8 to 10, the Collector said in a statement.