Div commissioner chairs review meeting of Simhastha development works
Ujjain: While chairing review meeting of development works of Simhastha- 2016 at Brihaspathi Bhavan here on Wednesday, divisional commissioner AK Pandey directed officials not to delay the completion of Simhastha development works approved by the chief secretary. Pandey also informed that a bypass road in Ujjain- West had been approved.
He asked officials for completion of all Simhastha development works till March 15, 2015. Appreciating officials for bringing progress in works, he said, with the efforts of MP Road Development Corporation, Ujjain- West bypass Road had been approved as it would pass through Simhastha Fair area. Tenders had been floated for this road and agency had to be fixed only.
Construction of this road would be completed by December 2015. Ujjain- West bypass road will start at Hotel Shanti Palace at Nanakheda and passing through metre gauge and broad gauge railway lines and new railway over- bridge, it will join Ujjain- Jaora Road near Bhairavgarh. Length of this two- lane road will be 14.29 km while it will have two railway over- bridges, a river over- bridge and 28 culverts.
Construction of this road will cost about Rs 94.30 crore. The commissioner also directed officials for better beautification of Teen Batti Square. A high mast should be installed at the square and completion of four- lane between Mahamrityunjay Dwar and Teen Batti should be done with mutual coordination.
Pandey also discussed drainage plan of the city and asked officials to send a team to visit the drainage plan of Sabarmati in Gujarat. He also received information about acquisition of land of Maharajwada and its adjoining land for extension of Mahakaleshwar Temple premises. The officer directed architect Shrimali to prepare a project from different dimension.
He also talked about renovation of temples and asked officials for bringing speed in renovation works. Collector BM Sharma, municipal commissioner NS Parmar and others were present during the meeting.
Three- day grand Mahakal Utsav from tomorrow
A three- day Shri Mahakal Utsav will be celebrated at Shastri Nagar ground from March 8 under the joint aegis of MP State Tourism Development Corporation ( MPSTDC) and Directorate of Culture to mark Mahashivratri festival.
Divisional commissioner AK Pandey chaired a meeting at Brihaspathi Bhavan on Wednesday evening and directed officials to emsure arrangements for organising Mahakal Utsav on a large scale. Pandey urged peoples’ representatives, social organisations and administrative officials for celebrating the festival with huge pomp and show. MPSTDC chairman Mohan adav informed that a grand play ‘ Shri Mahakal ki Gatha’ will be performed at Shastri Nagar ground at 7 pm between March 8 and 10. A Shiv- Barat ( procession) will be taken out with full zeal and enthusiasm from Pashupatinath Mahadev temple at Chamunda Mata Square at 4 pm on March 9. Procession will conclude at Mahakaleshwar Temple. adav also informed that a vehicle rally would be taken out from Boreshwar Mahadev temple at Ingoria near village Dangwada at 10 am on March 10. The rally will conclude at Mahakaleshwar temple.
Collector BM Sharma directed ADM VS Narwal, Municipal Commissioner NS Parmar and police administration to make proper arrangements for hosting the grand festival. The collector asked the ADM to appoint executive magistrates at Shastri Nagar ground for Mahakal Utsav. UMC was directed to clean the venue, ensure proper light arrangement, drinking water facility and prevention from mosquitoes with Tippah machine.
It was also informed during the meeting that Vikramotsava would be organised under the aegis of Ujjain Development Authority ( UDA) on the occasion of Hindu New ear Gudi Padwa. UDA Chairman Kishore Khandelwal was also present during the meeting.