Slathia reviews Baba Chamliyal, Sidh Goriya Mela arrangements

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, June 2: MLA Vijaypur and Ex-Minister, Surjit Singh Slathia today took stock of the arrangements made for the annual Melas at the shrines of Baba Sidh Goriya and Baba Chamliyal.
Mela at Baba Chamliyal shrine, situated near International Border at Ramgarh sector, will be held on June 26 while at the shrine of Baba Sidh Goriya in village Swankha it will be a weeklong event commencing from   July 6, 2014.
Chairing meetings of the District Administration, Mr Slathia assured the people that the Government was taking every possible step to facilitate the devotees visiting at these shrines.
He issued directions to the concerned officers to provide uninterrupted power and water supply to these shrines well in advance and during Mela days. He also directed the PWD (R&B) Department to renovate the roads leading from the National Highway to these shrines and also take up black topping of the road around Baba Sidh Goriya Shrine.
He further directed the concerned officers to take due care of sanitation in and around the shrines in view of huge congregation of devotees arriving on the Mela days.
He also passed instructions to the Legal Metrology and CAPD Departments to keep a check on the quality, hygiene and rates of the food items being sold by the vendors there.
Earlier, DDC Samba RK Varma informed that two meetings were already taken to discuss necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of these occasions.
Slathia also reviewed the security arrangements and   preparedness related to Fire and Emergency Services, health facilities, mobile service network, traffic regulation etc.


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