Jammu: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the arrangements being put in place by different departments for annual Jhiri Mela 2023.
The arrangements discussed in the meeting mainly included sanitation, uninterrupted electricity, ensuring of regular and safe drinking water, security arrangements, adequate stocks of ration, provision of health facilities, mobile toilets, accommodation for the devotees, deployment of fire tenders at the venue.
The Div Com emphasized on maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in and around the vicinity during Jhiri Mela and directed the concerned departments to place dustbins in and around the temple.
The R&B department was asked to complete the blacktopping and up-gradation work of approach roads to Jhiri well before commencing of the Mela. Jal Shakti Department was asked to ensure uninterrupted water supply with provision for additional water tanks at Langer sites.
The Div Com also directed the line departments to install their departmental stalls to disseminate awareness about Government schemes especially among the farmers.
Inquiring about the cultural programmes, the Div Com directed Secretary JKAACL and Director Tourism to make all necessary arrangements for the same.
The Div Com also reviewed in detail traffic arrangement and instructed concerned officers to formulate a traffic management plan well before the Mela for smooth flow of traffic.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu Sachin Kumar Vaishya; Director Tourism, Vivekanand Rai; SSP Jammu, SSP Traffic besides HoDs of RDD, Jal Shakti, and senior officers of PWD, Health, JPDCL, SDM Marh.