Crowd control: police to use queue complexes

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For streamlining pilgrim flow on Sannidhanam path

The police have decided to utilise the six queue complexes constructed by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) on the Saramkuthy trekking path four years ago for crowd management this year.

TDB executive engineer R.Ajithkumar told The Hindu that the police have suggested certain modifications inside the queue complexes for streamlining pilgrim flow on the Marakkoottom-Sannidhanam path leading to the Ayyappa temple.

Mr Ajithkumar said the TDB has started the modification works estimated at ₹17 lakh inside the queue complexes.

The pilgrims will be routed through these six queue complexes.The proposed modification would facilitate smooth pilgrim flow through the barricades erected inside each queue complex.

All queue complexes would be properly interlinked so that the passage of pilgrims from one complex to the other could be made easy.

Time-bound manner

Mr. Ajithkumar said the TDB works department would complete the modifications as suggested by the police in a time-bound manner.

The arrangements inside each queue complex have been made in such a way that the pilgrims would be able to rest and have light refreshment during their brief stay there.

Police sources said that priority would be given for the productive utilisation of the queue complexes for smooth crowd management during the ensuing pilgrim season.

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