Dehradun, Mar 10: On the occasion of Mahashivaratri on 11 March, the first royal bath of the Kumbh Mela will take place on the akhadas. The Kumbh Mela is to start from Apr 1, however, the SOP for COVID rescue at Kumbh have been implemented for the first royal bath.
The SOP will be effective from Mar 10 and will continue to remain in force until Mar 12. According to the SOP, registration of every person coming to Haridwar on the occasion of Mahashivratri, is necessary on the Kumbh Mela portal as well as bring the COVID negative report of 72 hours before their arrival at Haridwar. Kumbh Mela In-charge Deepak Rawat, District Magistrate C Ravi Shankar and IG Kumbh Sanjay Gunjyal have issued strict instructions to thoroughly follow the SOP, with complete mutual coordination with the officials of the district, police administration as well as the health department.