Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has emphasised the significance of the new master plan for Ajmer during the preparations for the 798 {+t} {+h} Urs of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti scheduled for next month in the town. The master plan has been formulated to serve the long-term needs during the next 50 years.

Presiding over a high-level meeting here on preparations for the Urs, Mr. Gehlot said his government would implement the master plan effectively in the pilgrim town and create more amenities for citizens. He sought suggestions from representatives of the Dargah Committee for improvements.

Power supply

Mr. Gehlot issued instructions for proper arrangements to ensure power and water supply as well as cleanliness in the dargah during the Urs. “The facilities for the pilgrims should reflect the rich cultural traditions and magnificent heritage of Rajasthan,” he said.

The Chief Minister reiterated the State Government's commitment for ensuring foolproof security in and around the 13 {+t} {+h} century dargah and said the district administration and Dargah Committee would maintain a continuous dialogue for hassle-free management of Urs at the shrine.