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Admin meet reviews Namami Brahmaputra fest preparedness

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 24 - The Kamrup Metro district administration today held a meeting at the Circuit House here to review the arrangements for the ensuing Namami Brahmaputra festival.

Several issues were discussed during the meeting and a few decisions were taken, said Kamrup Metro DC Dr M Angamuthu.

�The NH 37 and various arterial roads like MG Road and AT Road will be cleaned and spruced up by the PWD (Roads) and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) in the run-up to the festival. Cleanliness and hygiene maintenance will be done by the GMC, while filling up of potholes and repair-related works will be carried out by PWD (Roads),� said the DC.

He added, �All the ferry ghats are to be cleaned and ferry movements to be regulated by the SP (River Police) and Inland Waterways Authority. Emergency arrangements are to be made by the NDRF and the SDRF and Fire and Emergency Services department. The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will coordinate with all the stakeholders.�

NDRF and SDRF will place rescue boats and other emergency items ready.

Dr Angamuthu said that various socio-cultural organisations and trade associations have been requested to clean their premises and illuminate their establishments in the run-up to and during the festival.

�Necessary sanitation and hygiene provisions will be made by the GMC and the Public Health and Engineering (PHE) department and they will also ensure provision of adequate drinking water. There will be medical and first aid facilities by the health department, including stationing of a riverine boat clinic,� said the DC. He added that riverine security will be the responsibility of SP (River Police).

�There will be uninterrupted power supply during festival time. Volunteers and civil defence personnel will handle crowd and other emergency services,� said Dr Angamuthu.

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