Medaram Mahajatara, recognized as the largest tribal fair in Asia, is approaching. Devotees from the state as well as neighboring states are flocking to the fair. Almost 25 lakh people have already visited Mothers.
Medaram Jatara: Medaram Sammakka – Saralamma Jatara is approaching. Only 20 more days left. With this, the authorities are constantly reviewing the arrangements. Even though the work has been going on for almost three months, there are still many problems. Facilities are not available. If the work is not completed in the next fortnight, the devotees say that they will be turned away.
What are the main problems?
The main problems that are still being seen in Medaram are as follows after three months of work.
– Street lights have not yet been installed in the areas where devotees camp.
– Clean water is still not released into Jampanna river for bathing of devotees.
– Traffic management is not done properly. Even before the start of the fair, vehicles are stopped on the roads.
– The waste of the animals sacrificed to the mothers in the fair is dumped at will. Not cleaning them.
– No arrangements are made for darshans of old people, small children and VIPs.
Traffic is the main problem.
Medaram Mahajatara, recognized as the largest tribal fair in Asia, is approaching. Devotees from the state as well as neighboring states are flocking to the fair. Almost 25 lakh people have already visited Mothers. But the traffic problem has become a problem for the devotees coming to the fair. Vehicles are frequently stopped. If this is the case before the fair, the devotees are worried about what the situation will be like during the fair.
People coming from Hyderabad are haunted by tollgate difficulties. They have to cross four tollgates. This is disrupting the traffic. On the other hand, the toll burden will take up to Rs.550. There are toll plazas at Guduru in Yadadri district, Komalla in Jandama district, Komatipalli in Hanumakonda district and Jawaharnagar in Mulugu district. Toll charges up to Rs.200 are being collected depending on the level of vehicles. On the other hand, foresters have set up checkposts at Eturu Nagaram and Tadwai. They are charging Rs.200 to Rs.500 in the name of environment protection charges. In Medaram, panchayat staff and parking staff are also charging additional fees.