NASHIK’S KALIKA FAIR TO BE UNDER SURVEILLANCE FOR NAVARATRI
The Upcoming Navaratra festival in Nashik will be under CCTV surveillance this 2013. Navaratra festival will be commencing on October 5. The Kalika temple along the old Mumbai-Agra road is the busiest stretch during this festivity.
The temple is nearly 200 years old and witnessed nearly 1.5 lakh devotees daily during the festival. Also, for preventing any untoward incident during the festive period, the temple trust should also have 23 CCTV cameras in the temple premises informed the trustee of the temple trust Suresh (Anna) Patil.
There will be other officials assisting in managing crowd like the women volunteers from different organizations and the Civil Defence to avoid any mishaps. Also, an insurance cover of Rs.2 crore has been sanctioned for the devotees and an additional amount of Rs.1 crore for the jewelry for the temple deity.
Any kind of explosive within 200-meter area of the temple will not be permitted to operate their business and there will be barricades placed at various locations in order to manage vehicles and crowd. It was informed by Anna Patil that the devotees start accumulating for the religious activities from 3 am, whereas the first aarti is performed at 3.45 am.
Therefore, the adjacent areas to the temple will also be under strict scrutiny to have a hassle free festivity.