Security, other issues related to ZFM discussed

ZIRO, Sep 19: Matters pertaining to security, traffic management, curbing drug use, campsite regulations, etc, during the Ziro Festival of Music (ZFM) were discussed during a meeting chaired by Lower Subansiri DC Chukhu Takar here on Thursday.
One of the world’s largest outdoor music festivals, the ZFM witnesses 10,000 plus footfalls every year. This year it begins on 26 September.
Stating that tourists visiting the festival should “feel safe and enjoy their stay at Ziro during the ZFM,” the DC sought everybody’s cooperation.
EAC Bamin Tarang informed that a temporary beat house would be set up in the vicinity of the festival’s venue. “The festival committee will also arrange sufficient volunteers for security and traffic management,” he said.
Tarang stressed the necessity for regulation as there would be more than 25 campsites to accommodate tourists.
“The campsite owners will (have to) register their camps at the DTO office and provide the list of campers to the office,” he said.
Representatives of the landowners submitted a list of strategic points where security personnel are to be deputed. They opined that a closure time should be set for the ‘DJ nites’, saying such programmes sometimes become a nuisance to the nearby villagers.
Representatives of the Mudang Tage Youths volunteered their support to the organisers and the administration to ensure peaceful conduct of the festival.
SP Hemant Tiwari said he would be convening a meeting with the ZFM committee members and homestay owners to apprise them of the security measures.
Among others, ZFM director Bobby Hano, DTO Dikchu Raji, and members of the Meha Pvlo and the Biri Area Development Committee attended the meeting. (DIPRO)