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Kumbh Mela 2021: Centre's SOPs to be implemented; COVID-19 negative report mandatory. Details

The Uttarakhand government had issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the ashrams, dharamshalas, ghats, hotels, restaurants, guest houses, public vehicles, parking lots, railway stations, bus stations, shops, etc.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: March 21, 2021 9:45 IST
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Centre's SOPs to be implemented at Kumbh Mela

Amid the preparations for the Kumbh Mela 2021 starting from April 1, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said apart from the guidelines issued by the Centre there will be no other restrictions on the tourists coming to take the holy dip. The Uttarakhand government had issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the ashrams, dharamshalas, ghats, hotels, restaurants, guest houses, public vehicles, parking lots, railway stations, bus stations, shops, etc.

For this year's Kumbh Mela, the below SOPs will be implemented

  • This year, the Kumbh Mela will be organised for a shorter span, from April 1 to 30
  • Three 'Shahi Snans' will be performed in April
  • On April 12 and 14, all the 13 Akharas will take the holy dip while on April 27 Bairagi Akhara will take the holy dip
  • As per the health arrangements, 100 teams have been constituted for thermal screening while the teams performing the COVID-19 tests have been increased to 50 from 40 and the ambulances have also been increased to 54 from 32
  • A team of 100 doctors and 148 paramedical staff from Uttar Pradesh has reached Haridwar
  • Tents and toilets will be made and all the Mahamandleshwars will be provided necessary facilities
  • Devotees will have to get their RT-PCR test done 72 hours before participating in the Kumbh. They will be permitted only if they are tested negative

Also Read | Kumbh Mela 2021: How to register online - Explained

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