April 14, 2024 04:56:54 booked.net

From Designated Ghats to Streetlight Facilities, Government Offering More Amenities This Time on the Banks of Holy Yamuna to Celebrate Chhath Puja 2022

Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena on Wednesday approved Chhath Puja 2022 celebrations at designated ghats on the Yamuna.

He asked chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to ensure a clean ghat and water for devotees. The lieutenant governor’s directives came in a reply to Kejriwal’s tweet in which he said that Puja could be held anywhere on the Yamuna.

“The proposal to hold Chhath Puja approved by the LG was specific to designated ghats only – Kejriwal tweeted as if Puja could be held anywhere on the Yamuna, creating confusion among people,” the LG’s secretariat office said.

LG Saxena also directed the revenue and environment departments to ensure strict enforcement of the National Green Tribunal’s orders about pollution in Yamuna.

On October 21, Delhi revenue minister Kailash Gahlot told that “Keeping in view the religious and spiritual beliefs and sentiments of lakhs of people from UP and Bihar living in Delhi CM Kejriwal has approved my proposal to allow the celebration of chatth puja at different ghats along the Yamuna River.”

 Chhath Puja 2022: Key Amenities Provided by the Government

  • He further said that the government is geared to provide facilities to the devotees at around 1,100 ghats.
  • Instructions were given to strictly follow the orders of NGT on the banks of Yamuna.
  •  Immersion of polluting material has been banned during puja.
  • The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has allocated an amount of ₹40,000 per ward for augmenting street lighting at Chhath puja ghats.
  • Strengthening proper street lighting in and around Chhath Puja ghats. The electrical department of MCD will deploy its employees to complete the lighting work at the earliest.
  • These all steps are being undertaken to ensure the safety and security of women and children devotees who will come to the ghats to perform puja,” a corporation spokesperson said.
  • Chhath, celebrated after Diwali, involves the offering of “arghya” by fasting devotees to the Sun god in knee-deep water.

Delhi Government is now taking stringent measures to prevent any problems this year. Also, with the help of the Jal board and the flood and irrigation department, everyone ensures that the level of water in the Yamuna remains good during this auspicious day.