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Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

In a first, Kumbh Mela- the largest religious gathering on earth- will witness the use of for better crowd management this year.

The 2019 will commence in Prayagraj city of from January 15 till March 4.

"This will be for the first time that (AI) will be used in Over 1,000 CCTV cameras will be used to monitor various movements across the area spread across 3,200 hectares," UP told Tuesday.

will be used by the Integrated Command and Control Centre of the police wherein the security personnel can see the visuals of crowd movement and assess the crowd size. At the same time, they can also monitor anything which is suspicious, he said.

Artificial Intelligence is a way of making a computer, a computer-controlled robot, or a software think intelligently, in the similar manner humans think.

During his visit to Prayagraj, had on December 16 inaugurated the state-of-art command and control centre.

at Kumbh is also planned to ensure coordination of traffic movement on multiple channels which will be integrated with maps.

In order to facilitate the visitors, deployment of new telecommunication services, services and water ATMs are being carried out for the entire Mela area, officials said.

The Kumbh Mela, or the festival of the sacred pitcher, is the largest public gathering as the event draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 48 days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.

This year, the auspicious bathing dates are Makar Sankranti (January 15), Paush Poornima (January 21), Mauni Amawasya (February 4), Basant Panchami (February 10), Maghi Poornima (February 19) and Mahashivratri (March 4).

The Mela area will also be lit by setting up more than 40,000 LED lights.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 16:50 IST