Heritage / Sanitation near Mastan baba Dargah
Sir, It is not a complaint but a suggestion. The Mastanbaba Dargah in Kowkur is visited by atleast 15000 people from all over AP. The maximum crowd is on new moon, full moon days and sundays. These people come from far off places by state buses, chartered buses, taxis, trucks and private vehicles. They live the night under the skyand some limited accomodation available behind the Dargah. The whole place gets littered up with food wastes, night soil, urination and what not. The area near the bus stand gets filled with clothes being dried on the fences. the whole passage in front of the Dargah gets blocked with parked vehicles, vendors selling food and other goods like in a mela. I would request the authorities to pay a visit on any new moon day and see the plight of the pilgrims and ofcourse the population who ferry through this route. Cant the Municipality build a sulabh facility for use of the crowd . Cant the shops be re-located to create more open space in front of the Dargah for convinience of the pilgrims at the same time providing a good look to the Dargah frontage. I would request urgent attention of the Municipal Commissioner of Alwal to give a facelift to this place, to its connecting roads, sanitation facilities for the benefit of the pilgrimage as well as the residents of nearby areas. Warm regards. Rear Admiral S Mohapatra IN (Retd) Exec Dir BrahMos Aerospace.