ANDHRA PRADESH

‘Deeksha Viramana’ arrangements reviewed

Staff Reporter

The six-day ritual will commence on December 19



Collector stresses on effective crowd management

Instructs that swimmers, lifeboats be kept at ghats



VIJAYAWADA: Krishna district Collector N. Sridhar on Saturday asked officials of different departments to make elaborate arrangements for the six-day ‘Bhavani Deeksha Viramana’ (renunciation), which would commence at Kanakadurga temple on Indrakeeladri on December 19.

Mr. Sridhar, along with Police Commissioner K.V. Rajendranath Reddy and other officials, inspected the bathing ghats, steps route, Arjuna Veedhi and parking area and reviewed the arrangements that were being made for the convenience of pilgrims.

While asking the officials of the Irrigation Department to take measures for purification of water at bathing ghats, he also instructed that swimmers and lifeboats be arranged at all the ghats.

Lighting

Mr. Sridhar advised the temple Executive Officer T. Chandra Kumar to arrange lighting at bathing ghats and along the steps, besides making sure the availability of generator and other emergency services. Emphasising on effective crowd management, he said smooth flow of queues was needed at the entry and exit gates. He advised the temple officials to work in coordination with the police to arrange parking for pilgrims. Adequate number of prasadam counters and cloak rooms must be arranged.

Traffic

Mr. Rajendranath Reddy observed that monitoring of rush at bathing ghats was of utmost importance. It would help a great deal if the officials could divert pilgrims to bathing ghats where there would be no rush. He said regulation of vehicular traffic would be taken care of by the police.

Vijayawada Sub-Collector Gaurav Uppal, Executive Engineer of the Roads and Buildings Department P. Satish, Deputy Commissioner of Police U.V.S. Raju and others were present.