New Delhi, 8 July
Delhi government is making special arrangements for the holy month of Ramadan, especially in areas with Muslim concentrations including Okhla, Jamia Nagar, and Old Delhi.
These areas are being decked up in the wake of festive month. Extensive arrangements are being made by hotels and restaurants to host people at Iftar and Sahoor during Ramadan.
Batla House and Zakir Nagar Market in Jamia Nagar generally gets over-crowded during Ramadan as people flock there for shopping. Following this, the local traffic police with community leaders have issued advisory for banning rickshaws from 4-8 pm in the market.
Okhla MLA Asif Mohammad Khan is also taking keen interest and personally visiting the area and meeting the people.
Recently road dividers at Batla House market were installed for smooth vehicular movement during the holy month.
Delhi Power Minister, Mr Haroon Yusuf, today assured uninterrupted power supply during Ramzan. In this regard, the instruction issued to discoms said, "All street lights would be illuminated through out night and Government will not tolerate power cut during Ramzan."
There must be uninterrupted supply of electricity, especially during nights, Mr Yusuf stressed.
Further, the discoms have deputed additional staff and ‘mobile transformer’ to tackle any adverse situation.
A high level meeting was held regarding the arrangements of power, water and sanitation during Ramzan.
Also, the health minister, Mr AK Walia has directed EDMC officials to ensure proper sanitation in these areas, especially around mosques and has asked the civic body to remove garbage immediately.
He directed that the accumulated debris and garbage should immediately be removed. The roads, streets and lanes must be treated with lime to ensure better cleanliness, said Mr Walia.
The civic body also got direction that fogging must be done on regular basis to ensure that the localities falling in the areas remain free from mosquitoes. The Health Minister also directed Delhi Jal Board to ensure uninterrupted supply of water in the area.
"One water tanker round-the-clock be stationed near mosques in the area. The water must be replenished from time to time," he said, adding the DJB would be providing extra water supply during Shahari between 3 am and 4 am to all Muslim-dominated areas like old Delhi, Jafrabad and Seelampur.