Pilgrims of Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya Temple to get Free Transportation, Accommodation

The state government of Assam will provide sanitation, accommodation and transportation for pilgrims visiting the Ambubachi Mela at Kamakahya Temple in Guwahati for free of cost. In 2017, Ambubachi Mela begins on June 22 and ends on June 25.

The state government has decided to provide sanitation, accommodation and transportation for pilgrims visiting the AmbubachiMela at Kamakhya temple in the city free of cost.

With the tourism department as the nodal department, the state government has chalked out plans to provide accommodation to the pilgrims coming to Ambubachi festival that will start on June 22 and conclude on June 28. Ambubachi is the biggest festival celebrated at Kamakhya temple, which is thronged by pilgrims, including foreigners. The rush has gone up in the past two years.

Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotri said here on Saturday that apart from assisting around three lakh pilgrims and visitors, the state government will provide accommodation to around 20,000 pilgrims in three temporary camps in the city.

“The camps that are under construction to give shelter to pilgrims at Kamakhya railway station and Pandu will be ready by tomorrow (Sunday). The third camp will come up at Sonaram School playground,” Agnihotri told reporters.

He said 50 big buses would ply in the city to carry the pilgrims to Kamakhya temple located on the Nilachal Hill from the camps.

An official of the district administration said food will be served to pilgrims and visitors by private organizations and trusts.

The deputy commissioner added that adequate number of health staff would be present to treat the pilgrims during emergencies.

Agnihotri said CCTV cameras would be installed around the Kamakhya temple and camps to prevent any untoward incident.

Police have prepared a detailed plan for crowd management, security arrangements and assistance to the pilgrims and visitors during the festival.

Courtesy: Times of India.

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