Published On : Sun, Oct 2nd, 2016

Draft of Buddhist Circuit development submitted to Centre


Nagpur: The Buddhist circuit in Nagpur will come up by connecting Deekshabhoomi, Chicholi and Dragan palace. The Buddhist circuit will be developed under the Swadesh darshan project of Central government, informed guardian minister in press conference on Saturday the October 1, 2016.

Bawankule informed that the first development draft of the Buddhist circuit has been submitted to the Central government. Similarly, union road transport & shipping minister Nitin Gadkari had personally held discussions with union tourism minister in this regard and the proposal is expected to get approval soon.

Permission necessary for food donation
Now the organisation conducting food distribution at Deekshabhoomi will have to take permission from Deekshabhoomi Smarak Samiti along with Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Similarly, organisations conducting food distribution programme will also have to register themselves or else they would not be allowed to distribute food.

Alternate facilities to be provided
Bawankule further informed that necessary directions for compliance of proper safety measures during the function at Deekshabhoomi has been given. The necessary arrangements will be provided for the devotees at the open spaces belonging to government and private ownership. In case of rains, alternate shelter will be provided in all the NMC schools and government offices.

1,200 police personnel to be deployed
Around 1,200 police personnel will be deployed at Deekshabhoomi during the Dhammchakra Pravartan Din. A police control room will be set up at the premises and the entire premises will be under surveillance of CCTV cameras installed there.

24-hour health facility
Three mobile clinics will be set for the event by the Health department. Similarly, eight ambulance and 24-hour medical facility will be deployed at Matakacheri and 10-10 beds will be reserved at GMCH and Mayo Hospital in case of any untoward incident.

Skill development centre
Two programmes are scheduled at Dragon palace on October 10-11. Representatives from various countries will participate in the Buddha Peace Council here. Similarly, Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate the Skill Development Centre built at cost of Rs 10 crore at Dragon palace. Besides, Union minister Nitin Gadkari will perform bhoomipujan of cement roads worth Rs 30 crore.