Make adequate Arrangements for Smooth conduct of Paryaya Celebrations – DC Dr Vidyakumari
Manipal: Deputy Commissioner K. Vidyakumari on Friday, January 5, directed the City Municipal Council and other agencies concerned to make adequate preparations to ensure the Sri Krishna Math Paryaya celebrations scheduled from January 8 to 18 are carried out smoothly.
Chairing a review meeting for the preparations of the administration to facilitate the Paryaya festivities, Ms Vidyakumari asked the CMC to concentrate on solid waste management, provision for street lighting, vehicular parking, and other aspects. As the main festivities take place during the night, there should be adequate street lighting in the locality, she said.
The DC directed the officials to open counters at the Sri Krishna Math parking area to provide assistance as well as information to tourists. Information has to be displayed on large LED screens at vantage locations. The departments concerned should arrange package tours for the devotees to visit places of tourist interest in the district, the DC suggested.
The DC also said that the police have to ensure smooth vehicular movement during the festivities. The CMC and the Public Work Departments should complete all the ongoing road works before the festivities begin. The CMC should make adequate temporary toilet facilities as nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend the celebrations every day. Temporary parking arrangements should be made at the Board High School, Church School Ground, MGM Grounds, Beedinagudde Ground, Ammanni Ramanna Shetty Hall, Town Hall and other available places.
Superintendent of Police K. Arun, Additional DC G.S. Mamatha Devi, K. Raghpuathi Bhat, former MLA; Municipal Commissioner Rayappa, MAHE Pro-Chancellor H.S. Ballal and others were present.