Nagpur: All departments concerned must get together to work out necessary provision of improved facilities to pilgrims visiting Mahalaxmi Jagdamba temple during Navaratra at Koradi, said Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule here on Thursday.
He said this while presiding over a review-meeting, for ensuing Navaratra festival, which was held at Bachat Bhavan, Collectorate, Nagpur in the prominent presence of NIT Chairman Shyam Wardhane, Collector Sachin Kurve, Joint CP Raj Wardhan, Dy Collector Prakash Patil, DCP Sanjay Latkar, Ramtek SDO Ram Joshi, office bearers of Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Sanstha and officials of various departments.
The Minister said that a large number of devotees visit the Koradi Mata temple during Navaratra festival, so all required arrangements for fresh drinking water, health services, uninterrupted power supply, proper approach roads, vehicle parking, CCTV cameras, encroachment-free service roads and security arrangement, etc, be taken care of.
According to him, no vehicles should be allowed within a 100 metre radius from the temple vicinity to avoid inconvenience to visitors, and due passes be issued for vehicle parking with safety.
He directed that the shop-keepers in the vicinity be allowed to function from 12 am night to 4 am morning along with issuance of vehicle passes to them. Parking contractors must not loot the customers and should take guarantee in the case theft of any vehicle from parking under their watch, he added. He also said that appropriate sign-boards and indicators with sufficient lighting be installed. The contractors must be asked to provide fresh drinking water facilities.
The Minister specifically directed the NIT to repair roads and street lights. Various delegations met the Minister on this occasion.