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Sabarimala: Highest number of pilgrims offers worship on Monday

Three water storage tanks with a capacity of five lakh litres were already set up at  Nilackal camp. In addition, 215 storage tanks of 5,000 litres each are at various stages of completion. 

Published: 27th November 2018 02:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2018 02:20 AM   |  A+A-

A devotee anxiously waiting at Valiya Nadapanthal for darshan at Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple on Monday (Photo | EPS/BP Deepu)

By Express News Service

SABARIMALA: A total of 44,702 pilgrims offered worship on Monday, the highest number in the ongoing season, at the Lord Ayyappa Temple. As per the records, on Friday 41, 595 pilgrims visited the temple. On Sunday, 36,626 pilgrims had darshan at the temple, said the sources.

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The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) has taken measures to ensure adequate availability of potable water at Nilackal pilgrim base camp. As part of the initiative, in addition to the existing water storage facility for 40 lakh litres, storage facility for 25 lakh litres is nearing completion at the Nilackal camp, KWA sources said. 

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Three water storage tanks with a capacity of five lakh litres were already set up at  Nilackal camp. In addition, 215 storage tanks of 5,000 litres each are at various stages of completion. 

RO plants 

Twenty-seven Reverse Osmosis plants were already set up at various locations to ensure potable water to the pilgrims. Of the 27 RO plants, Tata Projects set up 25 in select areas at Nilackal pilgrim camp. The KWA has deployed adequate number of tanker lorries to transport water from Pampa and Seethathode for the purpose.



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