Long-term plan for development of Madhya Pradesh’s holy city Chitrakoot
BHOPAL: To facilitate devotees, Madhya Pradesh Chief
Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a long-term planning should be made
for development of holy city Chitrakoot for next 25 to 50 years.
Opinions of experts of international repute should
also be elicited for this purpose, he added. The Chief Minister reviewed
state’s law & order situation here on Monday. Home Minister Babulal Gaur
was also present on the occasion.
Attaching top priority to law & order, the Chief
Minister will hold discussions with senior officers of the Home Department
every Monday. The meeting was informed that 90 percent encroachments in
Chitrakoot have been removed with mutual consent. The Chief Minister directed
to ensure that encroachments should not re-surface.
In view of increasing number of devotees to
Chitrakoot, the Chief Minister will write to the Railway Minister to increase
number of trains. He directed to ensure tight security arrangements during ensuing
festivals. Advance arrangements should be made at the places, which witness
heavy rush, he added.
Home Minister Gaur said that discussions would also be
held with Uttar Pradesh government for arrangements at Chitrakoot. He suggested
that the Mela tax imposed on pilgrims by Nagar Panchayat should be abrogated.
The meeting was informed that process is underway to
constitute Chitrakoot Trust. A meeting of departments coming forward for
all-round development of Chitrakoot will be held. Chief Secretary Anthony de
Sa, DGP Nandan Dube, Principal Secretary Home Basant Pratap Singh, Additional
DGP Sarabjeet Singh and OSD Sudhir Saxena were also present.