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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

India Post to deliver holy river water

VISAKHAPATNAM, July 19, 2016

The Department of Post has commenced bookings for delivery of holy water of the Krishna River. Devotees can order their requirement at any Post Office and obtain a receipt for the same, according to Senior Superintendent of Post Offices (Visakhapatnam Division) K.V.L.N. Murthy.

The arrangement has been made in view of the ‘Krishna Pushkaralu’, scheduled to be held from August 12. The holy water, to be delivered in 500 ml bottles, would be priced at Rs.30. Any number of bottles could be booked on a single receipt, Mr. Murthy told the media here.

The delivery of holy water bottles would begin on August 13 and continue till August 25. He appealed to all interested persons to make use of the opportunity and make their bookings early. Devotees could also book their orders online. Details could also be obtained from the nearest Post Office.

Replying to queries, Mr. Murthy said they were expected to deliver at least 5,000 holy water bottles in the city. The Department had received orders for supply of holy water of the Godavari River during the Godavari Pushkaralu.

A total of 8,400 bookings were done from Visakhapatnam city for supply of holy water during the Godavari Pushkaralu. He said the water would be purified and packed and there was no profit-motive in the supply of Krishna water.

Core banking

Mr. Murthy said core banking has been completed and all the 66 Departmental Post Offices in the city have been made online.
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