JAMMU, NOVEMBER 18- Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh today convened a review meeting to take stock of arrangements put in place by different departments regarding Jhiri Mela commencing from November 25.
SSP Jammu Uttam Chand, SSP Traffic Mohan Lal, SDM Marh Hitesh Gupta, senior officers of police and district administration and local representatives were also present in the meeting.
Deputy Commissioner said that this year district administration has geared up its preparations for ensuring smooth conduct of the mela and make it more alluring for the pilgrims and tourists who visit this historic Mela in large numbers from within and outside the state.
Threadbare discussions were held regarding preparations which ought to be put in place well before time. R&B department was asked to complete the blacktopping and upgradation work of approach roads adjoining Jhiri well before the commencing of the Mela.
Other arrangements reviewed in the meeting mainly included Sanitation, uninterrupted electricity, ensuring of regular and safe drinking water, security arrangements, adequate stocks of ration and fire wood, provisions for accommodation of the devotees, deployment of fire tenders at the venue, setting up of stalls by various departments and conduct of various cultural programmes during the Mela.
Deputy Commissioner directed the traffic authorities to ensure proper management of traffic during the event and place proper sign boards for the convenience of the devotees. He also directed the concerned agencies for keeping vigil on the quality of food items being sold during mela days.
Health Department was directed to keep sufficient provision for medicare facilities and medical staff. He also instructed Power Department to ensure proper lighting arrangements by installing 50 additional lights. He also directed for un-interrupted power supply at the venue throughout the mela days.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Marh briefed the Deputy Commissioner about the arrangements and discussed other issues to ensure proper management of the prestigious event.
Deputy Commissioner stressed on synergy between the different departments and officers for ensuring adequate arrangements for the smooth conduct of Jhiri Mela.