Nagpur: Leaving no chance for last minute chaos, the Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane on Wednesday visited Deekshabhoomi area and reviewed various arrangements being made for lakhs of pilgrims who will attend the Dhammachakra Pravartan Din celebration on October 3.
The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) machinery has been put in place for smooth passing of celebration by providing a slew of facilities for lakhs of devotees. The civic body is constructing a total of 740 temporary toilets and 100 bathrooms in Mata Kacheri, ITI and Deekshabhoomi premises. Wardhane directed the officials to ensure no blockages in the pipeline of toilets and bathrooms, adequate water supply and the areas are free of solid waste as well. Similarly, Water Works Department was directed to deploy 10 tankers for 24-hour drinking water supply through 200 temporary pipeline connections in the areas.
The Electricity Department was directed to provide non-stop lighting and other services in Deekshabhoomi premises where the main function of Dhammachakra Pravartan Din is held. The number of generators will be increased to deal with the situation. The Health Department was directed to maintain total cleanliness in the areas by providing dustbins, containers, garbage tubs, mobile toilets, and round the clock monitoring of cleanliness activities. The pilgrims should not be put to any inconvenience, said the Municipal Commissioner. The NMC has aready cleaned the ITI, Mata Kacheri and Deekshabhoomi premises of wild grass and bushes and the place is being leveled by JCB machines.
The NMC officials were instructed to provide place for eateries and food stalls by creating a food zone near Kachipura Square, Agriculture College Ground and other nearby areas. The Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchke was told to keep Fire Brigade Department machinery in total preparedness to deal with and avert any tragedy as well.
The officials among others who accompanied Shyam Wardhane include Deputy Director (Health) Dr Milind Ganvir, Development Engineer Manoj Talewar, Executive Engineer (Electricity) S B Jaiswal, Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchke, Smarak Samiti Member Vilas Gajghate, Vice-Principal of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College A P Joshi, Executive Engineer (Water Works) Azizur Rehman, Assistant Commissioners Rajesh Karade, Ganesh Rathod, OCW Manager Rahul Kulkarni, Zonal Officer Vaibhav Gajbhiye, Medical Officer (Sanitation) Dr Ashok Urkude and others.