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Nitish inspects Ganga ghats for Chhath festival preparation

Nitish inspects Ganga ghats for Chhath festival preparation

Patna, Nov 8 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today inspected Ganga ghats

along Patna and directed authorities concerned to make proper arrangement to

ensure smooth and hassle free Araghya to Sun God during Chhath festival by


Mr Kumar inspected ghats from Nasriganj to Khajekala by a steamer and he was

also accompanied by senior officials besides Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar

Modi, Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav among others.

During his inspection, Mr Kumar directed authorities for preparing proper slope

and stairs on all important ghats where large number of devotees were expected

to offer Araghya during Chhath festival.

"I had earlier inspected ghats on November 3 and issued instructions to authorities

which had been now complied with," the chief minister said adding that he had given

some new instructions today and it would also be complied with well before Chhath


All arrangements had been made to ensure hassle free and trouble free Chhath

festival, he remarked.

Mr Kumar said proper barricading in Ganga river would be done after assessment

of water level to prevent any untoward incident. Flow of river should be maintained

and desiltation was required for the purpose, he said while responding to queries of

media persons after the inspection.


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