Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Ara : Bhojpur district administration has made elaborate security arrangements for Chhath festival. Bhojpur DM Sanjeev Kumar and SP Awakash Kumar are themselves monitoring the arrangements at almost all the important ghats. They said that static magistrates along with police force have been deputed at 92 vulnerable points and three flying squads have been formed to maintain law and order during the festival. They directed officials concerned to keep strict vigil on the mischief mongers and the anti-social elements. A control room has been established at Krishi Bhawan under ADM Suresh Prasad and the DSP (HQs) Jagpati Karn.
The DM and the SP directed Commissioner, Ara Municipal Corporation (AMC), and Executive Magistrates to set up tents at ghats for changing cloths and ensure barricading of dangerous ghats. They also directed the officials to keep round the clock vigil on the 10 ghasts in Urban area and 92 ghats in rural areas.
Special attention has been given to Ara Collectorate pond, Gangi, Salempur, Dharahara, Shivganj Sun Temple, Powerganj pond, New Police Line pond, Chandwa Sun Temple, Dhobighatawa, Anaith, Baburbani ghat at Koelwar, Shiv Ji ka Pokhara, Hematpur ghat, Dalippur pond, Dulaur ghat, Kahthu-Masudhi pond, Asani ghat, Ayar thana ghat, Kotwali Chowk ghat in Jagdishpur, Mahathin Mai ghat, Sun Temple ghat, Kateya ghat, Teghara ghat, Bhadesara pond in Bihia, Nadi ghat, Kundeshwar ghat, Suhia Bhagad ghat, Sonbarsha Bhagad ghat, Mahuar Bhagad ghat, Gaura ghat, Damodarpur ghat in Shahpur and those on the banks of river Ganga at Sinha, Barahara, Mauzampur in Barahra.
The plying of heavy vehicles on the route leading to Belaur Sun Temple has been banned from October 26 to October 27 morning and direction in this regard has been issued to District Transport Officer and SHO, Udwantnagar police station.