Shivraj actively participates in restoration

Ujjain: On Friday midnight, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan undertook surprise inspection of Simhastha arrangements at Ramghat at Ujjain on a boat of Home Guard. Devotees were greatly surprised to see the Chief Minister. Children taking the holy dip on the ghat started waving their hands and shouting Mama-Mama. The Chief Minister greeted people from various parts of the country who had come for the holy dip. He took stock of sanitation and security arrangements …

Shivraj visits affected areas, devotees in Ujjain

Shivraj Singh Chouhan as tea vendor in Ujjain
Shivraj Singh Chouhan as tea vendor in Ujjain

Ujjain: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Ujjain early on Friday morning from Sidhi via Shahdol-Jabalpur-Indore. He met saints and seers in areas affected by rains and gale last night and assured them of full cooperation. Chouhan went round Mangalnath, which bore the brunt of cyclonic storm and gave necessary directives to officers. He was accompanied by In-charge Minister Bhupendra Singh, Minister of State for GAD Lal …

Al basic facilities restored within hours

Ujjain: All basic facilities including power, drinking water, toilets, roads etc have restored in Mangalanth zone of Simhastha Mela area at Ujjain have been restored after being affected by cyclonic storm in this evening. As soon as information was received about leakage of a sewage lines in Bhukhi Mata area it was immediately repaired by Dutt Akhara zones staff. On receipt of information about opening of sewage on Ramghat, Mahakal zones sanitary staff closed it …

Heavy rains, winds claim 8 at Simhastha

SimhasthaBhopal: Eight persons were killed and 80 others were injured in thunderstorm blended with heavy rains devastated the Simhastha area in Ujjain on Thursday. Many Pandals of saints and sages have been uprooted and eight persons including a sage and three women have dieda dn over eighty are injured. The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of dead and Rs 50,000 for those who are seriously injured. Over …

Contractual appointments till May 31

Bhopal: A meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today decided to given Contractual appointments of retiring government staff for Ujjain district till May 31, 2016 in view of Simhastha-2016. The cabinet decided that a committee headed by Public Relations Minister will allot government houses to journalists. Earlier, this allotment was done by Home Department. The committee will comprise ACS Home, Principal Secretary Public Relations. Commissioner Public Relations will …

Shivraj lauds arrangements at Simhastha

Shivraj Chouhan stated this at Bharat Mata Samanvay Mandir on Badnagar road at Ujjain today. He sought blessings of Mahamandaleshwar Satyamitranand Giri Maharaj. Chouhan’s wife Sadhana Singh was also present on the occasion. During discussions with Satyamitranand Giri Maharaj, Chouhan informed that temples at Ujjain have been renovated and special attention has been paid to devotees’ convenience. Satyamitranand Giri Maharaj said that the state government has ensured excellent arrangements for Simhastha. He lauded works undertaken by …

Saint attacked in Simhastha Mela area

Ujjain: A sain participating in Simhastha here was seriously injured on Saturday night after some unidentified miscreants attacked him. In past 24 hours many such incidents including thefts have been reported in the Mela area. Someone attacked the sadhu Tapasvi Giri with a sharp weapon near Bhukhi Mata temple, injuring him seriously. The sage has been hospitalised. Besides, late on Saturday night, a motorcade of sadhus was attacked at two places, resulting in damage to …

Simhastha-2016 begins at Ujjain

Ujjain: Simhastha-2016 began at Ujjain on Friday, with lakhs of devotees taking holy dip in sacred Kshipra river. Massive congregation of devotees on the river banks since early morning was a sight for the gods to see. It was enchanting and mesmerising to see Akhada’s saints, seers and Mahants scurrying towards the river and having the dip together amidst slogans singing glory of the God. All Akhadas came for Snan through the route prescribed for …

Action plan for transport system chalked out

Ujjain: An action plan for smooth transport system has been chalked out so that travellers from Indore to Ujjain during Simhastha face no problem. Arrangements have been made to ply over 600 buses daily from Vijay Nagar, Teen Imli, Bhaurasla, Gangwal and Sarwate bus stands in Indore city. From each bus stand, over 10 buses will start journey every minute. Initially, 600 buses will make over 5 sorties. Thus, over 3 thousand sorties will be …

Concrete arrangements to check fire incidents

Ujjain: Concrete arrangements have been made to deal with fire incidents during Simhastha beginning from April 22 at Ujjain. Temporary fire stations have been set up at 16 points in Mela area. Fire brigade engines will remain present at 24 points. Main permanent fire station at Koyla Phatak will for entire Mela area would also function 24X7. Immediate action will be ensured on receiving information about fire incident. Citizens have been urged to give information …