Jains want better deal for Palitana

Ahmedabad: A delegation of Jain community met chief minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday to discuss the problems of lack of civic facilities in Palitana.

Palitana is in the list of one of the pilgrimage spots of Gujarat Pavitra Vikas Yatra Dham. The delegation presented the issues before the CM such as irregular supply of potable water, illegal encroachment on the Taleti Road, menace of pigs and water mafias, disturbed law and order situation by giving facts and figures.

Palitana is one of the pious pilgrim place of the Jain community and lakhs of Jains from India and abroad visit this place every year. According to members of the delegation, inactiveness of the local municipal body in pro viding basic civic facilities raise d the concern of the Jain community to retain the sanctity and piousness of Palitana.

The CM gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured to take immediate action to set up a police chowki at Taleti Road and to widen and properly maintain the road connecting Palitana with Songadh and Vallabhipur.

Source: Times of India