Kumbh Mela is scheduled to be held at Sangam, Prayagraj (Allahabad) from January 15 to March 15, 2019.
Further, two vessels CL Kasturba and SL Kamla will be deployed for pilgrim movement.
"Fairway with navigational aids will be maintained between Prayagraj (Allahabad) and Varanasi with targeted least available depth of 1 meter.
"Five temporary jetties at Chatnag, Sirsa, Sitamarhi, Vindhyachal and Chunar have also been setup for embarkment and dis-embarkment of passengers," the statement said.
IWAI has the mandate to provide safe and efficient mode of transport through inland navigation.
In this regard, IWAI is working on providing a sufficient draft of 1 metre for the entire channel in river Ganga between Allahabad and Varanasi. This will ensure seamless and safe movement of vessels.