Almost three,000 police personnel to observe COVID-19 pointers at Magh Mela in Prayagraj


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UP to deploy 3K personnel for Magh Mela in Prayagraj

The Uttar Pradesh authorities is making preparations to deploy almost three,000 police personnel on the Magh Mela in Prayagraj, to make sure all security pointers within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak are adopted. Commenting on the preparations, Magh Mela (nodal officer) Ashutosh Mishra stated, “Over three,000 police and paramilitary personnel shall be deployed on the Mela venue and the quantity shall be elevated throughout the principle bathing days when the crowds improve.”

Apart from this, the Uttar Pradesh police may even guarantee social distancing is maintained between camps of kalpvasis (who camp on the Mela venue for a month) and that every customer follows the Covid norms.

The police division will arrange 13 police stations and 36 outposts for crowd administration and safety on the township.

The Magh Mela will start on January 14 and proceed for one month.

“The 13 police stations could be arrange in Parade space, Kotwali, Mahavirji, Akshayvat, Sangam, Jal police, Mahila Thana, Arail, Khak Chowk, Jhunsi and Kalpvasi amongst others. Thirty-six police outposts may even be arrange on mela campus,” IG (Prayagraj vary) Okay.P. Singh stated.

He stated that particular preparations could be made for densely populated pockets to keep up social distancing. “We’ve additionally deliberate to rope in IT consultants to assessment attainable populated areas,” the IG added.

The police will comply with all Covid-19 security pointers like sustaining distancing, sporting of masks and sanitization strictly throughout the Mela.

Extra forces and volunteers could be deployed at 5 bathing spots together with Sangam nostril, Kali Sadak and Parade space.

Not like earlier years, social and cultural organisations wouldn’t be allowed to arrange stalls or camp on the Magh Mela because of the pandemic.

With a inhabitants density of three.19 individuals per sq. metre, Sangam space was thought of to be the preferred spot throughout final yr’s Magh Mela.

“The Mela police will draft a sector-wise safety plan to keep up Covid-19 protocol and extra cellular forces together with paramilitary personnel could be deployed. Extra forces have been referred to as in from neighbouring districts,” the IG stated.

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