Insurance cover for pilgrims to Kurukshetra

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Chandigarh, July 10 (UNI) The Haryana administration has decided to extend insurance cover to all the pilgrims reaching Kurukshetra on the occasion of Solar Eclipse Fair on August 1.

An official spokesman said the pilgrims reaching within the radius of 7 km would be insured. As many as 15 lakh devotees were likely to take holy dip on this occasion, he added.

He said the district administration had started gearing up for the Solar Eclipse Fair. Instructions had already been issued to all the officers related to fair administration to complete all arrangements well in advance.

Giving details of the arrangements being made for the smooth conduct of the fair, the spokesman said that various committees had already been constituted for the purpose.

The whole fair area had been divided into 12 sectors and senior officers would act as Duty Magistrates in each sector and security forces would also be deputed.

Parking facilities would be provided near the fair area for the devotees coming to take holy dip. Identity slips bearing name, address and telephone number would be tagged to the children coming with the devotees.

These slips would be helpful in tracing the guardians of the missing children.

UNI MA RL KN1922

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