Delhi: Chhath Puja to be organised at 1100 sites in Delhi
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Delhi: Chhath Puja to be organised at 1100 sites in Delhi

Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot reviews the preparedness of Chhath Puja in Delhi

Delhi: Chhath Puja to be organised at 1100 sites in Delhi

New Delhi: As the occasion of Chhath Puja approaches, the Delhi Government has started preparations to make sure the festival is celebrated without any inconvenience. Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot has directed the officers concerned to ensure smooth management and organization at all the 1100 sites of the Chhath Puja Celebration in Delhi.

In Delhi, the Revenue Department is the nodal department for the celebration of Chhath Puja in a safe, secure and eco-friendly manner. The Revenue Department will make the necessary arrangements for tentage and electrical items such as tents, chairs, tables, lighting, sound system, CCTV, LED screens, power backup and more at all the 1100 Puja sites. Furthermore, the Revenue Department will ensure the provision for the other required facilities in coordination with other departments of the Delhi Government such as the Irrigation & Flood Control Department (I&FC) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) for clean water arrangements, Health Department for primary health services and deployment of Ambulances, DUSIB for Mobile Toilet Vans (MTVs). They will also coordinate with agencies such as Delhi Police and CDV for safety & security, Traffic Police for Traffic Management and MCD/NDMC for sanitation and cleanliness.

In a statement, Revenue Minister of Delhi Shri Kailash Gahlot said “Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, we are committed to ensure a grand celebration of Chhath Puja in Delhi. This year, the scale of the celebration would be unprecedented. We are ready with appropriate arrangements to ensure smooth execution in a safe & secure manner all over Delhi.”

He further said "Popularity of Chhath Puja has grown tremendously all over the globe, especially in Delhi, and so is the commitment of the Delhi Government towards the joy of devotees of Chhath. In the last seven years, we have increased the number of sites of celebration by 15 times from 69 in 2014 to 1100 this year and budget by 10 times from 2.5 crores to 25 crores."