Haridwar Kumbha 2021 will see restricted number of pilgrims; no entry without passes

Haridwar Kumbha 2021 will see restricted number of pilgrims; no entry without passes

In a major news break, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawathas stated that the 2021 Haridwar Kumbha will be organised with a limited number of pilgrims. There will be restrictions on the number of people and entry passes will be issued.

The widely famous Kumbha Mela is all set to be held in 2021 in Haridwar. However, the sight of this grand religious fair will be completely different this time, given the ongoing super contagious Coronavirus pandemic. The Uttarakhand government has decided to take some strict steps to control overcrowding and to stay safe from potential increase in virus cases.

The CM told the media, “Passes will be issued to devotees as the congregation will be numerically restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

This will be the first time in the history of Kumbha Mela that such a decision has been made.

The CM further said that before taking this major decision, he discussed the issue with all the saints and seers, who unanimously agreed with capping the number of pilgrims due to the ongoing pandemic. “A numerically restricted Kumbh makes it necessary that devotees are allowed entry into the Kumbh fair on the basis of passes,” he clarified.

The Uttarakhand government is currently busy with preparations to host one of the biggest religious fairs in the world, which is visited by lakhs of devotees. The fair is also a craze among tourists, photographers and videographers from across the globe.

The government has fixed December as the deadline to complete all the work related to the Kumbha. In the recent meeting, the CM also instructed the officials to make sure that visitors and devotees are following all COVID-19 protocols.

Kumbha will begin on the auspicious date of Makar Sankranti which is on January 14, 2021.

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