7,000 officials will be deployed on Wari route
Over 7,000 officials including 3,400 police officials will be deployed on the Pandharpur Wari route to maintain law and order and provide other basic services to the pilgrims.
Pune: Over 7,000 officials including 3,400 police officials will be deployed on the Pandharpur Wari route to maintain law and order and provide other basic services to the pilgrims.
District Collector Naval Kishore Ram, at a press conference, said planning of providing basic facilities of toilets, drinking water, sanitation and other facilities are being done. “Specific sub-divisional officers are handling the management on the Wari route. We have provided 78 water tankers on the route and if need arises we will provide more. For sanitation, we have tied up with a private company which will be providing sanitation related services. We have roped in officials from the Food and Drugs Administration Department to check quality of food and water facilities on the route,” he added.
The District Administration Department has set up booths to help Warkaris on halts on the route. “Over 4,000 gas cylinders and adequate kerosene will be provided to the Dindis (a group of pilgrims),” added Ram.
About implementation of the plastic ban on the Wari route the collector said the department will try to implement the ban.