Hyderabad: Finance Minister T Harish Rao instructed the Sri Vana Durga Bhavani Temple authorities at Edupayala to install 50 CCTV cameras on Sunday for enhanced surveillance during the annual Jatara, which is scheduled to start from on 9 March.
The Minister also pursued industry collaboration in the district of Medak to help increase the number of CCTV cameras from the current 42.
The Minister, who held a review meeting at the temple with officials and elected representatives, said devotees were expected to come this year from Nagasanpally and Kulcharam, and these areas also needed to be monitored. He also instructed the officials in and around the temple to complete all the developmental works undertaken.
Harish Rao said the attendance of devotees this year was expected to touch 10 lakhs during the seven dayUtsavams beginning on March 9, two days ahead of the auspicious Mahashivarathri, adding that the influx of devotees increased each year.
In addition to completing the works of four sheds, Rao asked them to complete the 100-foot road work on the premises of the temple on a war footing.
The Minister instructed the temple officials to build barricades along the Ghanpur anicut to avoid any untoward incidents, urging irrigation officials to release water from Singur to Ghanpur anicut during the Utsavams.
Harish Rao instructed them to put temporary toilets in addition to providing drinking water available at all corners, asking them to supply all the facilities coming to the temple.
In order to keep the premises clean and hygienic during the festivities, the Minister suggested the Panchayat officials to depute Panchayat employees from neighboring Panchayats at the temple.
In addition to spraying the bleaching powder all over the place, the minister asked the health department officials to set up 5 health camps to care for the sick devotees. Asking them to conduct fogging to contain the danger of mosquitoes, Rao suggested that the health department keep three ambulances ready during the Utsavams at the temple.
He also instructed the RTC authorities to operate five shuttle services to the temple located at Nagasanpally in Papannapet Mandal from the Medak bus station in order to provide secure transport. The Minister suggested that the district administration’s police, fire, endowment officials and other wings keep a close eye on the devotee’s movement to prevent any untoward incidents.
He has also suggested that they take all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
MP Medak Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, Collector Medak S Harish, Superintendent of Police Chandana Deepthi, MLC Sheri Subhash Reddy, MLAs Medak M Padmadevendar Reddy, Naraspur C Madan Reddy, Deputy Commissioner Endowments Ramakrishna Rao, Temple Executive Officer Sara Srinivas and others were present. (INN)