UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 29– In order to finalize arrangements for celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights, a meeting was convened under the Chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana at Conference hall, DC office here today.
It was decided in the meeting that Rs 3500 would be charged for installation of crackers stall at the venue for the sale of crackers which has been specified at Subash Stadium, Udhampur. The shopkeepers of the town were asked not to sell crackers at their establishments except the identified venue. It was also decided that on November 4 at 2pm draw of lots for permission of stalls at the venue would be opened. During the meeting, ACR Rajeev Magotra was made the nodal officer for Diwali festival arrangements in Udhampur. It was also decided that all the cracker stalls would be made up of GI sheets in order to avoid any untoward incident.
Special stress was given on cleanliness of the town, ban on use of polythene at the venue and in the market and security arrangements by deploying adequate number of police personnel during the festival days for smooth celebration of festival. No sale of synthetic Khoa, uncovered sweet items and crackers in the market should be allowed during festive days, he added.