‘The Best can also be Improved’: Slogan Ambubachi 2019
With just a few days left for the Ambubachi 2019, and the historic Kamakhya temple gearing up to celebrate the festival like bygone years, organizers’ body announced that the door of the main Kamakhya Temple would be closed at 1:40 am on June 22 as part of the Ambubachi Mela and would be reopened at 6 am on June 26.
The temple management committee will also stop issuing special tickets to Army personnel from June 21 to 30.
In order to maintain discipline, despite its 120 permanent security guards, the management committee will deploy 400 Scouts and Guides volunteers, 400 general volunteers and 140 temporary security guards.
It will also install altogether 300 closed circuit cameras in and around the temple premises.
To maintain cleanliness the committee will deploy 200 contractual workers along with its 210 permanent workers. The committee also urged all devotees to keep the temple premises tobacco-free during the Mela days.
The State government will be spending around Rs 23 lakh in maintaining cleanliness in and around the Kamakhya temple along with supply of drinking water through temporary pipelines and illumination of streets.
The government will spend the fund through the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) which is responsible for maintaining cleanliness during the Mela.
This time the GMC has conceived a slogan: ‘The Best can also be Improved’ in its preparation for the Mela.
Around 100 dustbins will be placed in and around the temple and rest camp premises.
To keep the city open-defecation-free during the Mela days, the government will spend more than Rs 30 lakh.
Altogether 35 modular toilets, 545 latrines, 275 bathrooms, and 30 toilets will be set up at the rest camps located at Fancy Bazar, Pandu, Naharbari and Baripara.
The PHE department will supply water pouches at the camps and other locations during the Mela days. The department is preparing to supply lakhs of water pouches to the devotees during the Mela.
A huge rest camp for devotees will be set up in the old jail campus located at Fancy Bazar.