PRAYAGRAJ: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that 1,20,000 eco-friendly toilets and 40,000 street lights have been installed in Prayagraj ahead of the Kumbh Mela.
“Swachh Kumbh, Surakshit Kumbh is an appropriate theme. 1.22 lakh eco-friendly toilets have been installed and more than 40,000 street lights have also been put up,” Chief Minister Adityanath told media persons here.
“With the efforts from the Centre and the state, infrastructure development is going on in full swing. For the first time, waterways, roadways, and airways have extended connectivity to the Kumbh,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that 3,200-hectare area has been assigned for the Kumbh Mela this year.
“Ganga has been in its purest form if you compare it to the last 50 years. Akshay Vat will be open for the public after 450 years. All important places in Kumbh will get better infrastructure,” he stated.
Keeping in mind the security of the visitors, the Uttar Pradesh police will keep a strong vigil and monitor the areas adjoining the banks of the river Ganges and its tributaries.
The 55-day long Kumbh Mela will start on January 15 and will end on March 4. It is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims expected to participate in the festival with the belief that taking a dip in the holy water of Ganges River will pave the way for their salvation and would rid them of their sins.
With inputs from ANI