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Official meet on Ambubachi Mela

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 27 � A meeting was held at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) here today to take stock of preparations for this year�s Ambubachi Mela at the famed Kamakhya Temple here next month.

The Mela will be held on June 22-28 and lakhs of devotees from across the nation and abroad are expected to converge during the event.

Officials said the meeting, chaired by Kamrup Metro DC Ashutosh Agnihotri, discussed issues relating to logistics and other matters related to the Mela, including setting up camps for the pilgrims and devotees at the Kamakhya Rail Station, Pandu Rail Station and Sonaram High School ground.

Among the issues that came up for discussion were providing free bus service to the pilgrims from their camps to the temple premises, drinking water, toilet, sanitation, healthcare and medical facilities, fire services, deployment of volunteers, road repair, security and power supply.

Agnihotri asked all the departments to carry out activities under their respective jurisdiction.

The meeting was attended by senior officials from the State tourism department, Guwahati Municipal Corporation, Kamakhya Ambubachi Mahotsav Parichalana Samiti, and other departments.

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