All vehicles, including buses, coming to Tiruvannamalai town will be checked on Karthigai Maha Deepam that falls on November 17, said J. Mutharasi, Superintendent of Police, Tiruvannamalai district.

Speaking at a consultative meeting held here on Tuesday, Ms. Mutharasi said that they are introducing 100 per cent check for all incoming vehicles during Karthigai Deepam for the first time. Check points would function on nine major roads . There would be separate bay for buses, she said.

“Sixty one places have been designated for providing ‘annadanam’ around Girivalam path on Karthiga Maha Deepam which falls on November 17,” said Collector A.Gnanasekaran.

As drinking water pumping station for Tiruvannamalai town lacks sufficient number of chlorine gas cylinders for chlorinating water, the authorities have been asked to ensure enough stock during Karthigai Deepam, said Jayanthi, Deputy Director (Health).