Attukal Pongala, Photo Credit: Ashit Desai
With less than a day remaining for the Attukal Pongal, preparations for the smooth conduct of the festival is complete.
Authorities have installed around 1500 water taps, 40 shower points and 4 fire hydrants for the devotees. Steps have been taken to install a total of 74 water tanks at various locations.
The KSRTC will begin chain services from 1.30 a.m. on March 11. For efficient transportation, 400 services will be run from within the city and 400 from outside.
Coming to safety and security of women devotees, one-third of the police force deployed this time, will be women. This includes women commandos too. More than 3,000 police personnel will be deployed for ensuring law and order. CCTVs and drone cameras will also be used for the purpose. Fire service personnel from different parts of the State have been deployed at Attukal. Seventy-six points have been identified for chances of fire and special teams have been posted there.
Apart from this, 21 medical teams of the Health department will be available during the Pongala. Facilities including ambulances and oxygen parlours have been arranged.
Green volunteers will ensure that green protocol is strictly followed tomorrow.A total of 250 volunteers will be deployed across the 10 health circles on Pongala day. The cleanup activities ahead of the Pongala is progressing.