Pune district collector reviews palkhi procession preparations

The Palkhi parades, which include about three to four lakh Varkari, will be held in the city between June 22 and June 24.

Two years later, Sant Tukaram and Sant Jnaneswar Palkis are arriving in the city and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has begun preparations to welcome the warriors. The Palkhi parades, which include about three to four lakh Varkari, will be held in the city between June 22 and June 24.

For the past two years, following Kovid’s restrictions, the Maharashtra government has allowed selected valkyries to take a bus to Pandharpur as part of the annual Palkhi parade.

At the inspection meeting, Pune District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh said, “I have met with local agency officials from Dehu Mendi to Palkhi route to other places in the district. We have arranged to provide facilities for the Valkyries.

Asha Rawat, deputy commissioner of the PMC’s Solid Waste Management Division, said, “We are setting up 1,100 mobile toilets in the city, mainly in areas where most wharkers stay. An additional 700 employees will be assigned to facilitate the events.

The State Women’s Commission has instructed officials to provide mobile bathrooms and sanitary napkins to women and PMC has planned such facilities in Bhawani downtown.

Deshmukh also instructed the administration officials to provide medical facilities and mobile toilets in rural areas.

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