Magh Mela to begin in Prayagraj from Makar Sankranti; check preparations amid COVID-19 outbreak

Prayagraj: The auspicious competition of Makar Sankranti is right here and shall be celebrated on Thursday (January 14, 2021). On Makar Sankranti, a number of gala’s are organised throughout the nation together with the ‘Magh Mela’, which is without doubt one of the world’s largest non secular congregations that takes place on the ‘Sangam’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj. 

Nonetheless, issues shall be totally different this 12 months from earlier events due to the coronavirus outbreak. This time, the organising authorities have taken a number of steps to shield the devotees from catching the virus. They’ve made correct preparations so that folks can observe the required COVID-19 security protocols.

Due to the continued disaster, ​​the Magh Mela has been arrange in 5 sectors in an space of 640 hectares. 16 entry factors have been made together with the deployment of police personnel. 

The growth of bathing ghats has additionally been finished in order that devotees observe social distancing and different security norms.  

The truthful may have over 100 CCTV cameras and 13 police stations together with 38 police posts and 13 hearth stations. 

This time, police personnel may have extra tasks like to hold a check if the devotees and vacationers are sporting facemasks and if they’re following COVID-19 norms or not.

For safety, a number of groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF), State Catastrophe Response Power (SDRF), Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Particular Job Power (STF) have additionally been deployed. Groups of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Native Intelligence Unit (LIU) can even be current in the course of the month-long truthful.