Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review arrangements for Mela Kheer-Bhawani which will be celebrated across the Valley on June 10.
The meeting was informed that the Mela will be celebrated atTulmulla in Ganderbal.
Threadbare discussions were held about lodging, STP work,de-silting of Tulmullah nallah, construction of pre-fab sheds, repairing ofdormitory and lavatory blocks, sanitation, and barricading, fool proofsecurity, general face-lifting in and around the temples.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissionerconcerned for making necessary arrangements for uninterrupted power anddrinking water supplies, transport, foolproof security, fire tenders, ration,bedding, installation of CCTV cameras, medical camps, mobile lavatories, firetenders and additional accommodations besides ensuring road repairs and medicalfacilities at the temples before June 07.
He further said that scores of devotees from the state andrest of the country are expected to participate in the Mela.
For hassle-free transportation services to the pilgrims,SRTC was directed to deploy adequate number of buses at Migrant Colonies toferry the visitors to the temples especially to Tulmullah. Tourism departmentwill provide 3000 blankets, tents and sleeping bags at Tullmullah, besides SDRFwith civil defence personnel will be deployed at Tulmullah temple. It wasrevealed that de-sliting work of Tulmullah canal would soon be started.
He directed the district administrations to start jointcontrol room in the premises of the temples a week before the mela starts anddisseminate their contact numbers to the media so that the devotees would notface any kind of problem. Health services will deploy medical camps at templesbesides food department shall erect temporary fair price shop in PanditColonies.
Khan asked PDD and PHE Engineers to perform safety audit ofthese temples and repair all damaged lights and water connections on prioritybasis before the commencing of the festival. He also asked to deploy gen sets,water tankers and storage tanks at the festive places.
The Divisional Commissioner asked all Deputy Commissionersof the Valley to hold separate meetings with Pandit Communities to finalizesmooth and hassle-free arrangements of the Mela in their respectivedistricts.