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Collector inspects Pushkaram ghats

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Krishna District Collector Babu A has asked the officials to arrange dress changing rooms and toilets for every 200 metres in Pushkara

Vijayawada: Krishna District Collector Babu A has asked the officials to arrange dress changing rooms and toilets for every 200 metres in Pushkara ghats and dress changing rooms should be within ghats for the convenience of women devotees. The Collector inspected Krishna Pushkaralu works from Padmavathi ghat to Visweswarayya ghat on Monday. He was accompanied with special officer for Pushkaralu B Rajasekhar and Joint Police Commissioner P Harikumar.

The Collector suggested separate rooms for performing puja in every ghat. Special officer B Rajasekhar asked officials concerned to speed up construction works at ghats and arrange lights. “All works should be completed by end of this month,” he said. Joint Police Commissioner P Harikumar said that it was compulsory to arrange queue lines in view of security of devotes. “We will take measures to arrange queue lines for taking bath and performing puja without any disturbances,” he said. Municipal Commissioner G Veerapandian and DCP Ashok Kumar participated.

Workshop for officials on Pushkaralu from July 23
Vijayawada: Joint Collector Gandham Chandrudu said a three-day workshop for district officers to train them for Pushkaralu will begin from July 23. The workshop is intended to prepare officers for the smooth conduct of 12–day Krishna Pushkaralu begin from August 12.

Addressing a videoconference at Collector’s camp office here on Monday, he spoke about the workshop for officers. Chandrudu said that special officers for pushkaralu should have comprehensive knowledge of the arrangements and needs of their respective mandals and Pushkar Nagars set up there. They should have clarity over the deployed staff from various departments and outsourced staff for coordination. As many as 74 ghats and 36 Pushkar Nagars were identified in the Krishna district for which a liaison officer and a supervisor would be deployed. Notifications would be released in a day or two, he said.

He ordered the concerned authorities to take responsibility in organising People Empowerment Survey hassle-free. He asked district in-charge officers to ensure that enumerators visi t villages for accurate survey.

“It is noticed that there is negligence in completing work on time. Besides availability of tabs, iris and biometric systems, progress is at a snail’s pace. If necessary, tabs can be acquired from SERP, horticulture, RWS,PR, Revenue and ICW departments,” he commented.

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