AP gets ready for Godavari Pushkaram

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on June 11, 2015

Andhra Pradesh Government is making elaborate arrangements for the Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 seeking to make the event memorable for the people who take part in the 12-day event.

Beginning on July 14, the event will go on for 12 days till July 25. The curtain raiser event has been planned for July 13.

N Chandrababau Naidu, State Chief Minister, said, “The reason we are emphasising on this River is because we are trying to drought-proof the State with this river’s water.”

The Chief Minister directed officials to integrate all works at Ghats and various centres through geographical information system (GIS) where pictures of works from respective places can directly be updated to the central control room. “A mobile app can be developed where updates can be viewed,” he suggested.

As a part of the safety measures near the ghats, the Government is deploying over 3,500 swimmers and 871 boats apart from having fire services safety equipment and teams in place. With security being one of the most crucial aspects of Pushkarams, 18,000 police personnel will be deployed. About 458 CCTV cameras are being installed at all important junctions apart from constant surveillance of crowd and traffic.

The Government is seeking to step up rail and road transport to meet the huge inflow for the 12-day event.

For accommodation of people, the Chief Minister suggested booking of all the available spaces including schools, colleges, universities, hotels and resorts.

Published on June 11, 2015
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