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Rlys issued notice on 'incomplete works' in preparation for Kumbh

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The High Court today sought the North Central Railway's stand on its alleged failure in executing a slew of infrastructural works in preparation to the upcoming January 2019 Kumbh despite having been given the requisite fund by the Centre well in advance.

A bench of DB Bhosale and Justice sought the general manager's reply on a plea by Bheem Rao Ambedkar Samajik Sewa Samiti, which alleged that the Railways has completed barely two percent of the works assigned to it to facilitate the huge gathering of devotees visiting the city to witness the Kumbh.

The plea alleged the Railways has failed to complete the constructions of skywalk, retiring rooms, overhead water tank, toilets etc to facilitate the Kumbh visitors, despite the Centre having given Rs 126 crore to it to execute the works by June 2018.

But the Railways has completed barely two percent of its works, which is sure to inconvenience over nine crore people likely to visit the fair.

After hearing the for the petitioner, the court issued notice to the GM, seeking his reply by August 13, the next fate of hearing.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:45 IST