first_imgThe Board also directed the CEO to take urgent steps for The Board also directed the CEO to take urgent steps for the preparation of a comprehensive Master Plan for the entire Shrine area while ensuring the best possible use of the scarce land resources available without compromising the protection of environment, the spokesman said. The SMVDSB also directed time bound action for finalisation of all necessary arrangements for the effective management of solid and liquid wastes, rain water harvesting, utilisation of solar energy and making all facilities suitable for use by physically challenged and older persons, he added. The Board noted that work relating to the installation of a state-of-the-art Audio System along the entire Banganga- Bhawan track has been completed. Under the guidance of Shiv Kumar Sharma, member of the Board, music has been prepared ? comprising ragas, bhaints, local folks and devotional music, chants and mantras ? which will now be played over the audio system and be heard by all those who are moving on the track from Banganga to Shrine. The CEO was directed to ensure that the public address system is effectively linked to the Control Room so that important public announcements as well as instructions in regard to dealing with emergency situations, are heard simultaneously by everyone on the tracks to the Shrine. The Board reviewed the functioning of the hi-tech plants nursery established at Panthal and the afforestation and fire prevention measures so far taken. It also reviewed the progress of the Bhawan- Bhairon Ghati Passenger Ropeway, the Trikuta Hills Material Ropeway and the work underway for the stabilisation of the Trikuta Mountain Slopes, the spokesman added. The Board noted that the Shrine Boards Sports Complex at Katra, built at a cost of about Rs 11 crore, would be fully completed within a month and directed the CEO to timely finalise a befitting sports programme to mark the inauguration of this important facility. The CEO was also directed to urgently finalise the plan for the Katra Bus Station to be fully upgraded and provided with all necessary conveniences. PTI AB RCJadvertisementlast_img

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