Jamshedpur, April 14: With an aim to ensure peaceful Ramnavmi celebrations, the East Singhbhum administration is gearing up to make elaborate arrangements.
The administration has decided to deploy adequate policemen and paramilitary personnel to prevent any untoward incident.
Several sensitive areas have been identified and Rapid Action Force jawans will be posted accordingly. The festival which is observed by large populace in the city with processions being taken out by 157 licensee akharas across the city and with soaring temperature water was the main issue raised during the administration meeting for a hassle free festivity.
Sub divisional officer (Dhalbhum) Suraj Kumar said the administration has asked private companies to provide water tankers in different city areas depending on locations nearest to their works during the festivity and afterwards too in view of the imminent water crisis.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner East Singhbhum Amitabh Kaushal admitted that efforts would be made to provide uninterrupted power supply but said that akharas committee should ensure that electricity pilferage should be stopped and pending amount cleared with power supplier.
The deputy commissioner also asked akharas committee to submit a list of such areas with hanging electricity wires to help JUVNL officials in installing guard wires on such points.
All the 285 street lights would be installed at different locations in Mango before Ramnavami. Ambulances would be deployed at different zones in consultation with the central peace committees.
Round the clock electricity and drinking water supply besides, smooth road for taking out processions are some of the areas the administration has focused on.
The DC has directed all the departments concerned to gear up for the festival and ensure all arrangements to the Akhara samities before the festival gets start.
There would not be any alteration in the traffic route and it would remain as on earlier years. The exact routes would be notified to masses after final meeting on March 24.
Senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew said that all police stations have been asked to interact with local akharas committee on a regular basis for a peaceful festival.
Ram Navami is on April 15 and the procession will be taken out on April 16. The procession would
follow the old route that consists of 25 different paths.