SRINAGAR – The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today convened a meeting to review arrangements for Mela Kheer-Bhawani to be celebrated in Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam and Anantnag districts.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioners of Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam & Anantnag; Relief Commissioner, Migrants; Officers from FCS&CA, Transport, KPDCL, Jal Shakti, I&FC, Police, Traffic and other concerned departments.
On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissioners for making necessary arrangements for uninterrupted power and drinking water supplies, transport, fool proof security, fire tenders, ration, bedding, medical camps, mobile lavatories, fire tenders and additional accommodations besides ensuring road repairs and medical facilities at the temples before June 06.
For hassle-free transportation services to the pilgrims, Relief Commissioner and SRTC was directed to deploy adequate number of buses to ferry the visitors to the temples especially to Tulmullah.
Tourism department was asked to provide 3000 blankets, tents and sleeping bags at Tullmullah, besides SDRF with civil defence personnel were asked to deploy their personnel at the places.
Also, Div Com asked officers of Irrigation and Flood Control department to carry out de-sliting work of Tulmullah canal.
He directed the Health Department to establish medical camps at temples besides FCS&CA shall make LPG and ration available.
Pole asked PDD and PHE Engineers to repair all damaged lights and water connections on priority basis before the commencing of the festival. He also asked to deploy gen sets, water tankers and storage tanks at the festive places.
Moreover, he emphasized on providing lavatories at the sites and maintenance of sanitation.
The Divisional Commissioner asked all Deputy Commissioners of the Valley to hold separate meetings with Pandit Communities to finalize smooth and hassle-free arrangements of the Mela in their respective districts.