Review to be undertaken on February 1
Bhopal, January 19, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): Arrangements for stay of government employees to be deployed on duty during Simhastha at Ujjain will be made in government schools. Keeping this in view, repairs and other works costing Rs. 35 lakh are being done in 44 selected government schools. In this regard, District Collector held a meeting of school principals and sub-engineers. He said that school management committees should undertake exemplary works. Principals have also been provided copies of maps of the repair works to be done in their schools. These mainly include, rooms’ repairs, fittings for water and power and fencing. These works will be reviewed by collector on February 1. Construction agency has been directed to complete these works by January 31 invariably. Encroachments over 500-metre long road were removed on Sunday to clear way for Peshwai procession during Simhastha. Encroachments were removed from Lokmanya Tilak School near railway station upto Neelganga crossing. District administration removed encroachments from 500-metre long and 20 to 30 metre wide area.
During inspection on January 3, Commissioner Dr. Ravindra Pastor had directed to remove encroachments by drawing boundary line with lime. Materials removed during drive are also being shifted from roads. Various social and other organisations have evinced interest in rendering services during Simhastha. Ex-servicemen from Ujjain’s nearby districts will also render their services. Responsibility in this regard has been entrusted by Mela Office to Ujjain District Servicemen’s Welfare Officer.
Ex-servicemen from Ujjain, Agar, Shajapur and Rajgarh districts may submit their names and other details at Ujjain District Servicemen’s Welfare Office, Kothe Palace, near new court building, Vikram Nagar, Ujjain. Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board will monitor water, air, and noise pollution during Simhastha to be held at Ujjain from April 22 to May 21. The Board will ensure online measurement of water quality in Kshipra river from April 12 to May 21, 2016. For this, the Board will set up water quality monitoring stations at Triveni Sangam, Lalpur, Ramghat and Mangalnath. A sum of Rs. 65 lakh will be spent on online monitoring.
Results of online monitoring of water quality will be sent to Board’s lab. These results will be displayed at public places. Board will undertake minute study of parameters to be set up at main bathing sites in the river. The tests will be conducted a day before and after holy baths. Analysis of pH Norms, biological oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen, total collyform, organisms, colour, odour, hardness of sulphur, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, sulphate, fluoride, and chromium hexavalent will be undertaken.