DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh and Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar reached Kedarnath Dham by helicopter and inspected replica, pathways, ‘Uddav Kund’ and other works and gave necessary instructions to the departmental officers and asked them to complete the work on time.
Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh instructed the irrigation department to complete the work by October 31. He asked the power department to either replace the dangling electric wires from MI-26 to the temple or to make them underground. He asked the National institute of Mountaineering (NIM) to make Wirekate at Kedarpuri attractive by having a protection wall or giving it a slight slope and instructed the DDMA for early completion of work of Haat bazaar being constructed in front of biometric so that the problems of shopkeepers could be redressed on time.
He also instructed that there should be equal gap between the shops at Haat bazaar, green lawns in front of shops instead of concrete, removal of sign boards between Rudra point and Kedarpuri, removal of old structure of BKTC on the other side of Mandakini river at old Ghora Padav, removal of three illegal tin sheds at Kawra House, opening of ‘Uddav kund’ and repair of passage between helipad and temple.
He also instructed the working agency to make straight path from replica in front of the temple so that there are no long queues from Mandakini ghat to temple and the pilgrims need not make long turn to visit the temple. He also emphasized on cleanliness in the temple premises and putting up of mats at the open space in front of pops so that the entire Kedarpuri look attractive.
On this occasion, District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildyal instructed all the departmental officers to follow the instructions given by the Chief Secretary and complete the work on time. He said that any kind of negligence will not be tolerated. Additional District Magistrate Gopal Singh Chauhan, Manoj Semwal of NIM and others were present.