Dikshit inaugurates transit camp for Urs pilgrims in Delhi

United News of India

New Delhi, May 28, 2011

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated a 20-day transit camp for pilgrims departing from the city to attend the 799th annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer Sharif.

Pilgrims from all parts of the country reach the national capital to further travel to Ajmer.

Ms Dikshit said her government had been providing all possible help in organising camps for pilgrims of all religions.

"The Urs camp at Burari Maidan is being organised consecutively for the last 11 years. It has been observed that every year the arrangements are becoming better than the past. The stay of pilgrims in transit camp will be comfortable," the Chief Minister added.

She exhorted the pilgrims to pray for unity and brotherhood during annual Urs at Ajmer.

The Delhi Transport Corporation, the Delhi Police, Health Department, the Delhi Jal Board, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and other departments have rendered their cooperation in providing facilities in the camp.

The government has made arrangement for free stay of pilgrims. For security of the people, several ambulances have been deployed and CCTV cameras have also been installed.

A total of 195 mobile public conveniences have also been stationed.

The DTC is also offering its Delhi tour buses for the convenience of pilgrims. An eight-bedded mini hospital, and Ayurvedic and Unani health centre have also been commissioned.

The Rajasthan Roadways has made arrangement of buses for Ajmer.

Revenue Minister Ashok Kumar Walia, Delhi Power Minister Haroon Yusuf and other officials were also present on the occasion.