Maha Kumbh 2021: Uttarakhand minister appeals for ‘Covid-19 insurance coverage’ coverage to spice up footfall
Maha Kumbh Mela will start in Haridwar from January 14, 2021 (Reuters Picture)
Maha Kumbh Mela will start in Haridwar from January 14 on the auspicious event of Makar Sankranti and in its bid to revive tourism within the state, the Uttarakhand Tourism and Tradition Minister Satpal Maharaj has appealed to the Central authorities to introduce ‘Covid insurance coverage’ coverage.
The non secular gathering that can happen for 3 months ending in April 2021 brings large footfall within the Ganges metropolis of the state. Maharaj, in his letter to Prahlad Singh Patel, the Minister of State (Unbiased Cost) for Tradition and tourism stated the introduction of Covid insurance coverage coverage will guarantee the protection of the devotes and scale back the concern about pandemic among the many overseas vacationers about visiting India. He added all of the pilgrims visiting Haridwar throughout Covid-19 ought to get the advantages of the coverage, reported IE.
In the meantime, the Piyush Goyal-headed Railway Ministry is busy with preparations to welcome company for Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021. Numerous particular trains have been launched and a brand new railway station, the Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station has been constructed for the comfort of the pilgrims. New foot-over bridges have been developed at Haridwar, Rishikesh, Ethal, Motichur, Jwalapur and Pathri railway stations.
The mela authorities are taking particular provisions for pilgrims because of the Covid-19. Initiatives price Rs 320 crore are underneath works on the Har ki Pauri ghat and different ghats within the metropolis. Pilgrims must register on-line to take a holy bathtub within the Ganga on the dates of 4 Shahi snans. Crowd mapping will probably be performed by GIS digital camera and the management room will probably be alerted when too many individuals collect in a selected space.
A staggering seven million vacationers attended the final Kumbh Mela held in Haridwar in 2010.