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Kumbh Mela: 1.2 lakh toilets installed in Prayagraj

ANI  |  Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

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, which starts on January 15.

Adityanath also revealed that will attend the on January 17.

"The theme 'Swachh Kumbh, Surakshit Kumbh' is appropriate enough, a message which the 'Kumbh' can send to the world. 1.22 lakh eco-friendly toilets have been installed, and more than 40,000 street lights have also been put up," Adityanath told 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 this year.

"Ganga has been in its purest form if you compare it to the last 50 years. Also, Akshay Vat will be open for the public after 450 years. All important places in Kumbh will get better infrastructure," he said.

The 55-day long 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 River will pave the way for their salvation and would rid them of their sins.

Keeping in mind the security of the visitors, the police will keep a strong vigil and monitor the areas adjoining the banks of the river and its tributaries.

"As per the order by the of Police (DGP) to all the senior police officials in all the districts, they have been instructed to ensure that any sort of illegal industrial activity or waste should not be discharged into the and its tributaries including the Yamuna," said Praveen Kumar, of Police, Law and Order, Police.

He said that that police, Industry Department, Environment Department, and will work in coordination with each other to ensure that remains clean during the Kumbh Mela when millions take a dip in the holy river.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 17:15 IST