Ujjain : Addressing a press conference at police control room on Tuesday, SP MS Verma ensured that devotees would have to walk very less during Simhastha visit. They would also get chance to take holy dip in Kshipra smoothly. Traffic from Indore, Dewas and Maksi will be stopped at Nanakheda bus stand. Devotees then will get light motor vehicles to reach Sanvrakhedi.
SP address a press conference regarding safety arrangement and other management done by police department for Simhastha. The department has managed such arrangements that devotees have to walk very less on their feet during the visit of Simhastha. Traffic from Indore, Dewas and Maksi roads will be diverted to Nanakheda bus stand and they would reach to Sanvrakhedi by light motor vehicles. The distance between fair area and Kshipra Ghats to Sanvrakhedi is 2 km. Devotees coming from Agar Road will be stopped at Juna Somvaria and they would be carried to Simhastha fair area by main road and inner ring road. Disabled persons will be provided light motor vehicles and other such vehicles. Go-carts will not be allowed during Simhastha. There are 28 ways for mass transport.
SP also told that police department had done foolproof preparations to host the grand event. Devotees entering into the city will be given pamphlets carrying information about fair area, safety, ghat, parking, drinking water, etc. Visitors will have to submit their IDs to stay at city hotels. There would be separate arrangements for Panchkroshi pilgrimage. There are four zones for the transportation in fair area. They are no-vehicle zone, only two-wheeler zone, light vehicle zone and independent transport zone. It was informed that 600 CCTV cameras, 4 drone cameras and 256 watch towers will be installed at the fair. Moreover, 20 bomb detection and disposal squads will be deployed along with 25 quick response teams.
SP Verma welcomed the suggestions of media persons and directed to have section wise talk regarding safety and fair arrangements weekly. Discussion will be held on mass transportation on next Tuesday. ASP Rural Manoj Kedia, FSL officer Arvind Nayak and others were present.