Kumbh Mela is one of the important religious gatherings in the world. In fact, it is the largest one in the world too. It has been included in the list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. Kumbh 2019 which was held in Prayagraj attracted millions of devotees.
Now, the Uttar Pradesh government has made a big announcement to make the next Mahakumbh in Allahabad as a memorable event with exemplary arrangements and grandeur. Announcing the decision here on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to start preparations for the ‘Mahakumbh’ scheduled to be held in 2025.
Mr. Yogi has asked them to commence work in the city for the upcoming Mahakumbh. He also directed officials to observe ‘Kalpvas’ during the coming Magh Mela during January-February next year in Allahabad as per the COVID protocol, the UP Government said in a statement.
The UP Chief Minister was reviewing the developmental projects of Prayagraj division comprising Allahabad (Prayagraj), Kaushambi, Pratapgarh and Fatehpur districts through a video conference. A total of 30 mega-projects, costing over Rs 50 crore, have been envisaged in the division.
He directed officials to expedite the construction work of Rajju Bhaiyya University in Allahabad besides fast-tracking the Rs 1600-crore Smart City Mission in the Sangam City. He also mentioned the parking woes in Allahabad and laid emphasis on the construction of multi-level parking lots in the city.
He further pointed out that the construction of Lal Bahadur Shastri Homoeopathic Medical College is lying pending for the last two and half decades and should be completed fast. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya along with senior Cabinet ministers were also present in the meeting.