Rajahmundry: Ghats get ready to receive faithful
Devotees told not to use soap, shampoo and other items while taking the holy dip.
Rajahmundry: As large number of devotees are expected to take the holy dip in Godavari river and perform rituals on the last day on Saturday in the Karthika Masam, Municipal Commissioner Sumit Kumar Gandhi instructed the officials to take all necessary measures to help the devotees perform rituals without facing any trouble.
The municipal commissioner instructed the civic officials to clean the bathing ghats and deploy sanitation workers in shifts from 4.30 am to 8.30 pm at the ghats, including Pushkar, Chinthalamma, VIP, New Pushkar, Markendeya, Padmavathi, Ayyappa, Saraswathi and Kotilingala on Saturday.
He asked the authorities to make announcement through a public address system advising the devotees not to pollute river water while taking bath by using soap, shampoo and other items.
The official directed them to fix caution boards at bathing ghats warning the depth advising the devotees not to go deep into the river from the ghat at such places for their own safety.
The municipal commissioner asked the EPDCL authorities to provide uninterrupted power supply at the ghats on that day and also asked the staff to pay more attention on lighting and releasing diyas into the river.