First Look of Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019: Prayagraj Gets a Makeover

Authorities of Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran and Allahabad division of North Central Railways have joined hands to beautify the city of Prayagraj for the upcoming Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019.

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This event will start from 15th January 2019, where millions of devotees are expected to take a dip on the banks of Triveni Sangam — the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.

The city is setting up several temporary tents and shelter homes to accommodate pilgrims who will visit Prayagraj.

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The local administration is working extensively to give a complete makeover to the city. The roads, chowks and lanes leading to the Sangam are being widened and cleaned to facilitate a smooth experience for the pilgrims.

The state government has sanctioned Rs.500 crore for developing special infrastructure at Akharas.

The city walls are also getting a makeover with beautiful paintings. The paintings depicting the cultural heritage of Sanatan Dharma are displayed all over the city.

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Also, to leave a long-lasting impression on railway passengers, Indian Railways is beautifying all railway stations of Prayagraj with paintings of Lata Mangeshkar and other artists and musicians.