Delhi government's Revenue Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely has reviewed the arrangements in the city for Chhat Puja and issued instructions to concerned agencies to make adequate facilities at important ghats along the Yamuna River.
THE FOUR-day Chhath Puja; also known as Surya Shashti, Chhathi and Dala Chhath; is to be held from November 17 to 20 this year. Delhi government will erect tents near the Ghats of Yamuna in the capital for the convenience of devotees and pilgrims.
Also, CCTV cameras are going to be installed at the ghats to ensure security. Delhi government has asked the civic bodies to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness at the Ghats.
Delhi has a population of about 40L from UP and Bihar who celebrate the festival with great fevour and devotion. This year, the four-day festival of Chhat Puja will be observed as follows.
- Naha Kha: November 17
- Kharna/Lohanda: November 18
- Sandhya Argh: November 19 (Yog- 12:56 to 23:46)
- Paran: November 20
But, quite a few people go the Bihar and eastern UP to celebrate this festival. Keeping this in view, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has requested Railway Ministry to ply special trains to ensure smooth travel of people to Bihar and UP.