Delhi sets up transit camp for Urs pilgrims

May 28th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday inaugurated a 20-day transit camp for pilgrims going to Ajmer in Rajasthan for the Urs (death anniversary) of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

The Delhi government has made arrangements for free stay of the pilgrims at Burari in north Delhi for the 11th time in a row. The camp will cater to the pilgrims from several parts of the country on their way to Ajmer to attend the 799th annual Urs.

In her address, Dikshit urged the pilgrims to pray for the unity and brotherhood at the Ajmer Sharif dargah (shrine).

“Like every year, the arrangements are made for the pilgrims this year too and the stay of pilgrims in transit camp will be comfortable as we have added more facilities,” Dikshit said.

A number of ambulances have been deployed at the site and CCTV cameras installed for better security. A total of 195 mobile public conveniences have been set up by the government, a statement said.

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