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Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Dera Baba Nanak ready to welcome 30,000 pilgrims a day

The well-equipped tented city will accommodate 3,500 pilgrims in 544 European style tents, 100 Swiss cottages and 20 Darbar style abodes

punjab Updated: Nov 01, 2019 14:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
A view of the Tent city at Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur on Wednesday. October 30, 2019.
A view of the Tent city at Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur on Wednesday. October 30, 2019. (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo )
         

The city is all set to witness the convergence of a whopping 30,000 pilgrims a day for four days. To accommodate the many who will be coming from distant lands, a sprawling 30-acres well-equipped tented city will host 3,500 people a day.

This city within a city will welcome guests in a manner befitting the historic occasion of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations, with its 544 European style tents, 100 Swiss cottages and 20 Darbar style accommodations. Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh expressed his satisfaction at the arrangements.

The main pandal can accommodate the 30,000 pilgrims expected to converge here every day of from November 8 to 11, 2019. The langar hall, with its modern kitchen, is designed to serve 1,500 persons at a time. An RO, with a 1000-litre per hour capacity will ensure safe drinking water for all, while four 125 KV generator sets will provide uninterrupted power supply, an official said.

The tent city project, developed at Rs 4.2 crores and can accommodate 3,544 persons in total. Similar accommodations have been provided for police officers and officials. Other features include a registration room, a joda ghar, a cloak room, a VIP lounge and a fire station.