PRAYAGRAJ: Uttar Pradesh is all set to host the Kumbh Mela 2019 and yo welcome the large volume of the devotees. Now, a new temporary city has been set up along Prayagraj, which has 250-km long roads and 22 pontoon bridges to manage the event which is expected to be attended by people from across the country and more than 5000 NRIs.
According to reports, the new temporary city has been set which has 250-km long roads and 22 pontoon bridges. This is the largest temporary city of the world. Besides, more than 40,000 LED bulbs have been installed to brighten up the Kumbh Mela, which has already been included by UNESCO in the list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath government in UP had earmarked an amount of Rs 2800 crore for, the total expenditure, including from other funds, has gone up to a whopping Rs 4300 crore.
As per the statement of Uttar Pradesh government, Integrated Control and Command Centre of the smart city project has been dedicated to Prayagraj. It will helm in controlling and keeping safe the traffic movement and the crowd coming to Mela. There will be also two Control and Command Centres under a scheme of about Rs 247 crore in Prayagraj.
Nearly 12 crore devotees are expected to visit the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj which will begin January 15. Representatives of 192 countries are expected to visit the Kumbh Mela.