Nashik Kumbh Mela: Officials told to submit plans
The state government is planning to avoid any mishap such has happened in 2003 Kumbh at Nashik
Nashik: Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Amitabh Rajan today directed officials concerned to provide detailed plans related to the Kumbh Mela slated to held here and in Trimbakeshwar in 2015-16, by November 13.
“The plans related to Kumbh Mela should reach the Home ministry within two days so that proper planning can be done for their effective implementation,” Rajan is quoted to have said at the meeting held at the district collectorate, by official sources.
He directed the city police chief Kulwant Kumar Sarangal and rural police chief Praveen Padawal to handle law and order at the event to prevent any untoward incident at Sadhugram as well as during the royal processions which mark the jamboree.
During 2003 Kumbh Mela here, at least 39 persons, including 26 women, had died in a stampede on a narrow road leading to river Godavari.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Ravindra Jadhav asked PWD officials to construct a concrete road to Neel Parvat in Trimbakeshwar as the Kumbh Mela falls in monsoon season.