The Kumbh Mela will be grand and divine.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the Kumbh Mela will be held on schedule. Its form will be grand and divine. For this, permanent and temporary construction works will be completed by December. An action plan of 35 crores is being prepared for garbage disposal in Haridwar and Rishikesh. A 1000-bed Covid Care Center will be built in Haridwar for the fair. 400 to 500 additional doctors will be needed. He directed to complete the tender process for immediate waste disposal.

On Tuesday, the Chief Minister held a meeting of officials regarding the preparations for the Kumbh Mela at the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Auditorium located in the Secretariat. CM directed to pay special attention to beautification and cleanliness at Kumbh Mela. He said that garbage disposal should be ensured in Haridwar and Rishikesh. Kumbh will be divine and grand. The beautification works in the fair area should be completed in time. Keeping the religious and cultural significance of the Kumbh Mela intact, the Covid is to be organized safely. In this regard, the guidance and cooperation of the saints of the Akharas will be sought.
All the permanent nature works of Kumbh will be completed by December. Tender process should be started for temporary works. The Chief Secretary reviews the preparations for Kumbh every week. At the same time, the Secretary of Urban Development will supervise each of the works in three days and with the magistrate. The health department should plan and work with the usual preparations as well in view of Covid.
This is the plan
The Chief Minister said that all Dharamshalas, Ashrams and hotels should be provided a guide of what to do and what not to do in the view of Covid, along with training to those working there. Work can be done in two shifts so that all the work is completed on time. Action should be taken to remove the encroachment in collaboration with the Board of Trade. Roads in Haridwar should be repaired soon. Necessary works should be done by coordinating with the National Highways Department.

Giving information about the progress of various works of Kumbh Mela, Melakadhikari Deepak Rawat said that an action plan has been prepared for garbage disposal in Haridwar. It is estimated to cost around Rs 35 crore. A 1000-bed Covid Care Center will be built in Haridwar. Additional 400 to 500 doctors will be needed for the fair. Ambulances are also being arranged as per the requirement.

Efforts are also being made for bike ambulances and boat ambulances. The entire Kumbh Mela region is divided into 23 sectors. Additional teams will remain in reserve for any contingency situation. Officers’ link officers will also be nominated. Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik, Chief Secretary Omprakash, Secretary RK Sudhanshu, Nitesh Jha, Shailesh Bagoli, Saujanya, Dr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Garhwal Divisional Commissioner Ravinath Raman, IG Abhinav Kumar, Sanjay Gunjyal and other officials were present in the meeting.


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