SAMBA, June 1: MLA, Vijaypur and former Minister, Chander Parkash Ganga convened meetings at the shrines of Baba Sidh Goriya and Baba Chamliyal to review the arrangements made for the annual mela held at these shrines.
Mela Baba Sidh Goriya at village Swankha will be held on June 24 while Mela at Baba Chamliyal shrine situated near International Border (IB) in Ramgarh Sector will be held on June 28.
The MLA directed the functionaries of R&B to ensure the blacktopping of all major roads connecting the shrines well before commencing of these famous Melas. He said that repair and improvement works should also be done for the convenience of the devotees visiting both the shrines.
PHE Department was asked to ensure uninterrupted water supply with provision for additional water tankers. Ganga instructed PDD to ensure proper lighting arrangements in addition to un-interrupted power supply at the venue throughout the Mela days.
Stressing on maintaining sanitation during Mela at both the shrines, Ganga said that adequate number of dustbins should be installed at the venues keeping in view the huge rush of devotees visiting the shrines during this annual event.
Ganga asked different departments to establish stalls of their respective departments to aware the visiting devotees regarding the schemes and welfare programmes.
The MLA stressed on synergy among the concerned departments and asked them to ensure that the requisite arrangements are put in place on time for smooth conduct of the Mela.
He also reviewed the security arrangements and preparedness related to Fire and Emergency Services, traffic regulation etc. A committee was also constituted for keeping check on quality and rates of eatables.
Among others District Development Commissioner, Samba, Rajinder Singh Tara , SSP Samba, Anil Magotra,SP Traffic Rural, Jammu , ADC, Deputy Director, Tourism, SDM Vijaypur, ACD, DPO, Tehsildar Ramgarh, BDO, executive engineers of PWD,PDD and PHE, Committee members and general public also attended the meeting.