Godavari Pushkaralu Ghats in Nizamabad : All Arrangements are in place for the smooth conduct of the 12 day pushkaralu for the river Godavari beginning Tuesday.
Godavari Pushkaralu Ghats in Nizamabad
As many as 18 bathing ghats were constructed at 11 places along the river from Kandakurthy in Renjal mandal down to Tadapakal in Morthad mandal in the distance of 90 kilometres in the district.
For each bathing ghat one district level officer was made in-charge to take care of visiting devotees. Over 40 lakh people are expected to arrive at ghats to have the holy dip in the river during 12 days.
The TSRTC has geared up to ply about 400 bus services to the pushkar points, while the South Central Railway plans to run 36 trains with a total of 124 trips daily up to Basar station.
The district administration made arrangements for safe drinking water, electricity supply, toilets, dress changing rooms, free shuttle services to ghats, parking lots, swimmers for the safety of devotees and so on. The police machinery on its part is deploying 2,550 men and officers for the bandobust and traffic regulation.
It has set up CC cameras, watch towers, special posts and given clear route maps to avoid traffic snarls. New roads wherever necessary were laid and old roads were repaired by the R and B and the Panchayat Raj departments.
Sign posts indicating routes and villages were erected afresh to avoid confusion in identifying routes and ghats.
Enquiry cells and control rooms are coming up to provide information to visiting devotees from time to time. Basing on the lapses identified in the last pushkaralu one way route was fixed for the vehicles going to Basar restricting their return in the way they travelled to the spot. Therefore, they have to travel via Bhainsa and Nirmal in return journey.
Collector D. Ronald Rose, Joint Collector A. Ravinder and Superintendent of Police S. Chandrashekar Reddy are holding reviews with officials almost every day to ensure the smooth conduct of the mega event.
Source: The Hindu