SRIKAKULAM: Work in the district was paralysed with large scale deployment of district officials and other staff on Pushkaram duty. Most of the government offices wore a deserted look. Even the police stations are manned by one or two persons. Already district officials and police have left for Rajahmundry on official duty.
As many as six DSPs, 18 CIs, 58 SIs, 102 ASIs, 500 constables, 50 woman constables, 200 home guards and 30 woman home guards from the district had already left for Rajahmundry. Another 100 SIs, 100 constables and six AR platoons were deployed at various Pushkar ghats. Under the aegis of T Mohanrao of the Special Branch, the police officials left by buses from the SP’s Office Friday.
Meanwhile, officials of various departments have already been on duty for the last 15 days at Rajahmundry on Pushkaram works. Joint collector Vivek Yadav said that among them there were five deputy collectors and 15 tahsildars. Similarly, 1,238 buses from Vizianagaram zone were deployed to ferry pilgrims to Rajahmundry. Around 200 more buses would ply daily to Rajahundry from the nine depots of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. Besides, 51 buses were already booked from five depots of Srikakulam district. The RTC also arranged 105 buses from the five depots for Rajahmundry.