Nearly 3,000 police personnel to monitor COVID-19 guidelines at Magh Mela in Prayagraj

WHAT?

The UP govt is making arrangements to deploy over 3,000 police and paramilitary personnel at the Magh Mela in Prayagraj. 

WHEN?

The Magh Mela will begin on January 14 and continue for one month.

WHO?

"The 13 police stations would be set up in Parade area, Kotwali, Mahavirji, Akshayvat, Sangam, Jal police, Mahila Thana, Arail, Khak Chowk, Jhunsi and Kalpvasi among others. Thirty-six police outposts will also be set up on mela campus," IG (Prayagraj range) K.P. Singh said.

Other than this, the Uttar Pradesh police will also ensure social distancing is maintained between camps of kalpvasis (who camp at the Mela venue for a month) and that each visitor follows the Covid norms.

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With a population density of 3.19 persons per square metre, Sangam area was considered to be the most popular spot during last year's Magh Mela.