Uttarakhand Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik on December 27 said that the 2021 Kumbh Mela, which is to be organized in Haridwar, will be a 48-day-long event.
While talking to media, Minister Madan Kaushik said, "Devotees coming to Kumbh Mela will also be allowed till the bath. While the Kumbh Mela had been for three and a half months since years, this time, the duration of Kumbh will be one and a half months due to the changed circumstances."
According to the report
, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand has approved Rs 17.34 crore for a surveillance system, for which Rs 6.94 crore will be released as the first instalment. Along with this, the CM has allotted Rs 15.46 crore for purchasing material for setting up a temporary 1,000 bed Covid-19 care center and Rs 6.18 crore will be released as the first instalment.