GUWAHATI, June 15 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday visited the Kamakhya Railway Junction to oversee the preparations made by the Kamrup Metropolitan District Administration for the pilgrims coming to the Ambubachi Mela.
The Chief Minister inspected the camps set up by the district administration in and around the Kamakhya Railway Junction for pilgrims coming from different parts of the country to the Ambubachi Mela. The administration has arranged for the accommodation of around 30,000 to 35,000 pilgrims coming to the Mela beginning this month.
The Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro), Ashutosh Agnihotri apprised the Chief Minister of the slew of steps taken up by the district administration for the accommodation of the pilgrims. Agnihotri informed the Chief Minister that sanitation, drinking water and security aspects have been adequately planned ahead of the Mela. Free transport facility will be provided by the ASTC for the to-and-fro journey to the Kamakhya temple.
Agnihotri further told the Chief Minister that round-the-clock free health check-up camps, manned by a sufficient number of doctors, would be set up to look after the health of the pilgrims. In this context, the Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner to press into service a fleet of ambulances to look after the emergency healthcare needs of the pilgrims. Gogoi promised that he would place some ambulances from his own end.
The Deputy Commissioner informed the Chief Minister about the opening of a website, providing the latest updates of pilgrims coming to the Mela.