Diwali arrangements finalized

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UDHAMPUR – On the occasion of upcoming festival Diwali, arrangements were finalized here today in a meeting of district officers and representatives of Trade Unions, held under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner, Udhampur, P.K. Pole.

Discussions were held on the related arrangements like installation of cracker stalls, security, maintenance of law and order, traffic regulation, drinking water and power   supply, sanitation, medicare, regulation of rates and checking of the quality of eatables and deployment of fire tenders.

It was informed that the venue for the sale of crackers has been specified at Subhash Stadium, Udhampur. All the traders were asked to put their stalls at the identified venue and avoid any violation in this regard. The PHE and PDD would ensure adequate drinking water and uninterrupted power supply especially at the venue. The Municipality   would ensure cleanliness in and around venue and entire town. The Health Department would ensure first-aid facility and Fire Services department was directed to deploy fire tenders at suitable locations to deal with any eventuality.

The meeting also decided that a joint team of officers of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Health, Municipality, Legal Meteorology and Revenue departments   would keep a check on the rates and quality of products, especially eatables. 

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC asked the representatives of Fruit, Halwai and other trade unions to ensure sale of quality food material on reasonable rates with prominent   display of the rate lists at their respective establishments. 

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