Complete Medaram Jatara arrangements by January 18

Complete Medaram Jatara arrangements by January 18
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Bhupalpally District Collector A Murali has directed the district officials to complete developmental works related to Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara by January 18, 2018.

Medaram (Jayashanker Bhupalpally): Bhupalpally District Collector A Murali has directed the district officials to complete developmental works related to Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara by January 18, 2018.

The Collector on Wednesday held a meeting with the officials at Medaram to review the progress of works and arrangements for the bi-annual Medaram Jatara, scheduled to take place from January 31 to February 3 next year.

He enquired about the works so far executed and told the officials to expedite the works to meet the stipulated deadline. A land with an extent of 1,500 acres should be earmarked for parking lots and care should be taken to avoid any kind of inconvenience to the devotees during the jatara.

Collector Murali wanted to provide floating balloons for the purpose of land marking of the jatara site for the convenience of visiting devotees. Similarly, alternate arrangements for power supply should be made in case of power failure and fire safety measures must be made at power transformers.

Special focus should be made on ensuring supply of safe drinking water to the devotees. Wherever required, the rural water supply department should provide hand pumps, besides making a provision for water tankers to address drinking water needs of the devotees, he noted.

This time it was planned to make use of ready-made toilets and to build permanent toilets at different villages surrounding Medaram and hand over their maintenance to local gram panchayats. In all, 18 locations around Medaram were selected to set up public toilets.

The Collector along with the officials of different departments inspected hospital at Medaram and model toilets to be used. It was decided to consult two more companies for providing model readymade toilets regarding which a meeting was scheduled to be held on next Wednesday.

Murali also directed the roads and buildings department officials to complete the patch works on all the roads leading towards Medaram village as soon as possible. Joint-Collector D Amoy Kumar, Sub-Collector PV Gautam, ITDA project officer V Chakradhar Rao, district forest officer T Ravi Kiran, chief planning officer D Komaraiah and officials of various departments took part in the meeting.

It was expected that nearly 1.20 crore devotees would attend the jatara this time. It was planned to construct 10,000 toilets, deploy a fleet of 4,000 RTC buses. The State government approved Rs 104 crore worth works and released Rs 80.55 crores towards the jatara arrangements.

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