Cap on pilgrims journeying Sabarimala|An additional batch of 420 policemen could be deployed from Marakkottam to the Sannidhanam to adjust the gang
Even because the heavy influx of pilgrims to Sabarimala keeps, a assembly convened via Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday determined to repair a cap at the daily wide variety of site visitors to the hill temple all through the continued season.
President of the Travancore Devaswom Board K.Ananthagopan stated the assembly determined to limit the number of digital queue bookings to 90,000 a day, besides extending the timing of darshan by one greater hour. The variety of formality offerings including Astabhishekam and Pushapabhishekam too could be added down for this reason.
The meeting additionally determined to accommodate more automobiles on the Nilackal parking location and offer light refreshments to devotees waiting in queues from Sharamkuthi to the hill pinnacle along the trekking direction.
“Considering that about 20% of the devotees are children, the meeting also discussed a suggestion to open separate queues for children and elderly girls. The Chief Minister has sought a systematic examine in this earlier than arriving at a choice,” Mr. Ananthagopan stated.
An additional batch of 420 policemen would be deployed from Marakkottam to the Sannidhanam to adjust the crowd and skilled employees might be posted on duty at the holy 18 steps to hold the waft of devotees. “Further, devotees might be accredited to ascend the stairs even after the Ayyappa temple closes for the day at 11.30 p.M. And provide darshan whilst it reopens the following day morning.”
About 19 lakh human beings had booked for darshan to this point, of which, 14.Five lakh completed the pilgrimage until Sunday. A excessive-stage assembly would be held once per week under Devaswom Minister K.Radhakrishnan to review the arrangements, including the cap on pilgrim visits, said Mr. Ananthagopan.
An professional statement issued by way of the Chief Minister’s Office cited that extension of the darshan hours might assist ease congestion by facilitating darshan for greater human beings. He additionally directed the TDB and the Pathanamthitta district administration to take steps for increasing the automobile parking facility.
“The parking facility at Nilackal has been multiplied and as many as 6,500 automobiles may be parked on 17 grounds at gift,” it said.
Meanwhile, the influx of devotees to the temple persevered unabated on Monday. Of the 1.19 lakh bookings for darshan, over 62,000 human beings visited the temple until four p.M.