South Delhi Municipal Corporation allocates Rs 41.60 lakh to provide facilities to Chhath ghats | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has allocated Rs 41.60 lakh to provide various facilities in the city’s Chhath ghats, according to a statement released on Saturday.
SDMC Mayor Mukesh Suryan said the civic body has made all necessary arrangements in Chhath ghats in his area.
To provide various facilities to the ghats during Chhath puja in the 104 wards, the civic agency has allocated a budget allocation of Rs 41.60 lakh, he said.
To increase street lights and roads approaching the ghats, to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness in addition to other facilities, Rs 40,000 has been allocated for two ghats in each SDMC neighborhood, he said.
The mayor said the fund would help improve facilities for devotees of the Chhath ghats. To facilitate devotees, stalls will also be set up in these ghats, he added.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday authorized Chhath Puja celebrations at designated sites in the city, with the exception of the banks of the Yamuna River.
Chhath, celebrated after Diwali by people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, consists of offering “Arghya” by fasting women to the Sun God in knee-deep water.
He said that the Chhath festival has special significance in the religious and cultural activities of Delhi.
“People celebrate this festival together and seek blessings. It is our responsibility to make all necessary arrangements for the ghats to facilitate devotees. The SDMC is making all possible arrangements, taking into account Covid standards, to make the festival a successful event, ”Suryan mentioned.

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