Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Spate in rivers, administration to take extra care in preparation for Chhath ghats

Jamshedpur: Spate in Subernarekha and Kharkai is posing hurdle for the East Singhbhum district administration to prepare Chhath ghats.

The district administration has deferred cleaning of ghats and declared two popular ghats – Kapali (in Sonari) and Baroda Ghat (in Bagbera) as dangerous for devotees. The administration will take a decision on other ghats post Diwali celebration in a meeting on November 5. DC Amist Kumar also inspected the ghats along with Jusco officials.

Meanwhile, administration will be deploying trained swimmers and lifeguards along with paddle boats at different points on Subernarekha and Kharkhai river during chhath festivity. Danger spots would be demarcated and all ghats would be barricaded.

Several social and cultural organisations have requested the administration to ensure proper cleanliness, lighting facilities, life saving divers along the ghats.
According to the officials of Chhath Ghat Committees thousands of devotees would offer “Araghya“ to the setting sun at various ghats in Mango, Adityapur, Baghbera, Sidghora. But lack of cleanliness remains a major concern.

They demanded that administration should deploy police personnel and emergency services like ambulance at riverbanks.

Meanwhile organisations of the city have decided to set up canopies near ghats to supply essential commodities to the devotees.

The task of cleaning up the ghats is vested on Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC) and Jugsalai municipality while Tata Steel’s subsidiary Jusco will be providing electricity and installing lightings at major ghats for the festivity.

Plain-clothed policemen at the ghats and security officials on boats would be monitoring the situation from the river as experts divers would be nearby in case of any drowning incident.

In the light of devotees traditionally offering prayers to the Sun god dipping into the river the administration has resolved to identify safe places (Chhat ghats) for offering prayers at the two rivers. Besides, the administration has decided to depute divers and life jackets in adequate strength at Chhat ghats.

District administration in the city, to maintain utmost safety and security for the Chhath devotees, will deploy 250 cops at various ghats in the city while also directing all police stations to remain open round-the-clock to deal with any emergenc

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