The Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, to be held in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj district from January 15 to March 4, 2019, will provide modern facilities armed with basic amenities, said UP minister Srikant Sharma told reporters in Jaipur on Thursday.
Sharma said the Mela will be spread over an area of 45 km from the earlier 20 km radius, while adding that 3,000 tents having the capacity of accommodating 6,000 people, 1.42 lakh toilets, more than 40,000 LED lights, a modern control and command centre and 1,400 CCTV cameras to monitor the crowd were some of the key facilities planned for the Maha Kumbh. Image source: Twitter/UP Tourism
"Elaborate arrangements are being made for the Maha Kumbh. People from 192 countries will participate in the event organised by the Uttar Pradesh government. We are inviting people from across the country to attend the function for which arrangements are being made on a large-scale," PTI quoted him as saying. Image source: Twitter/UP Tourism
The geographical location of Kumbh Mela covers four locations in India with the mela site rotating from Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on the Ganga, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) on Shipra, Nashik (Maharashtra) on Godavari to Prayagraj at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Image source: Twitter/UP Tourism