Mela Khir Bhawani arrangements reviewed by
Jammu & Kashmir Administration
Srinagar [Kashmir], June 15- Arrangements with regard to Mela Khir Bhawani, Tulmulla were finalised at a high level meeting of officers here today by the Divisional Commissioner, Srinagar, Kashmir. The Mela (Fair) celebration would be from June 17th to June 20, 2010.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, CE Irrigation, Flood Control, Director CA&PD, Director Tourism, Joint Director Information and SP Ganderbal and other concerned officers.
It was informed during the meeting that measures regarding sanitation, water supply, power, transport, food-grains, security have been initiated to make the Mela a success.
The Director CA&PD informed the meeting that 50 quintals of rice, 90 quintals of atta and 90 quintals of sugar have already been stocked at the site for the facility of devotees. It was also told that 100 additional public posts would be ready by tomorrow besides two water tankers.
Regarding transport arrangements, SRTC has set up booking counters at civil Secretariat, Srinagar, Kashmir and TRC Srinagar, Kashmir; and will function from June 16, 2010 for booking purposes. In addition, such booking counters will also function at Relief Commissioner’s office, Jammu. It was told that devotees can book the vehicles at Khir Bhawani also for returning to their respective destinations. Busses will also operate from Srinagar [Kashmir] to Khir Bhawani, Tulmulla to ferry local pilgrims. The R&B department has already started repair of roads besides face lifting of the surroundings, the meeting was told.
The Jammu & Kashmir Administration urged upon the concerned officers to maintain coordination and establish a joint control room at Tulmulla for the purpose. SP Ganderbal was asked to ensure foolproof security during the Mela days.
The Dharmarth Trust representative informed the meeting that over 60000 devotees attended the Puja last year. He said there are 61 rooms are available in the premises of Khir Bhawani for devotees besides a hall having capacity to accommodate 5000 pilgrims. He however, requested that a mobile ATM should be available in the Khir Bhawani area for the facility of devotees.
Chairman, Jammu & Kashmir Dharmarth Trust, Dr. Karan Singh today visited Khir Bhawani temple in Tulmulla and took stock of the arrangements made for the 3 days Khir Bhawani Mela, starting from June 17. Dr. Karan Singh on the spot issued directions to the functionaries of the Trust posted at Tulmulla to ensure full proof arrangements for the devotees and directed them that there should be no complaint from any devotee while performing Puja.