Health Minister V S Sivakumar has said that arrangements for the Vettucaud pilgrimage, to be held from November 16 to 25, will be made by incorporating various government departments. In connection with the feast, the KSRTC would run special services from various places. Police patrolling within the ambit of the parish and nearby places would be strengthened. Measures would be taken by the police and Excise together to prevent unauthorised liquor sale. A meeting of officials concerned would be convened in the presence of the authorities of the church.
Fire Force and the Coast Guard would be present throughout the season. The Health Department would arrange ambulance service and doctors’ service would be available. The PWD would take measures to prevent waterlogging on either sides of the road at the Vettucaud Higher Secondary School Junction in the Shanghumugham-Veli road.
It has been agreed that the cleaning works during the pilgrimage period will be performed by the Corporation and church authorities will find space for waste disposal. The KSEB will take measures to lit all street lamps on the premises of the church and allied roads. Tanks are to be installed for ensuring drinking water supply. The RDO has been assigned the duty to review meetings and to implement the decisions taken during this meeting.
In the meeting presided over by Minister V S Sivakumar, Mayor K Chandrika and Deputy Mayor Happy Kumar were present.