By BizLED Bureau
Jan 13, 2016: This year Magh Mela will boast of several initiatives. The historical Shastri Bridge would be illuminated with LED lights, a reception desk for viewers and the mela campus would have a huge idol of ‘Maa Ganga’.
The World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF) who is working diligently would also set up a stall during the annual spiritual and religious event.
Few initiatives have been taken to gear up tourism in Sangam City. A round-the-clock cleanliness drive would be carried out in and around the campus under the disciplined eyes of the district authorities.
The district mela authorities have set up a reception centre to welcome and facilitate visitors, especially people coming from different parts of the country and the world at the main entry gate.
A gazetted officer would provide guides to the visitors to apprise them of the measures helpful in keeping mela area clean and green as would be available at the centre to welcome to guests.
District Magistrate city Sanjay Kumar told the bureau “For the first time WWF-India is setting up its stall-cum-exhibition on Mela campus.
The exhibition will further create awareness on Ganga conservation and bio diversity. An idol of Maa Ganga too would be put near pond area specially constructed for the immersion of idols.
A ‘focus light’ has been installed too, to illuminate the historic Akbar fort located on the bank of Ganga-Yamuna.
However, the highlight of the Mela shall be famous Shastri Bridge which shall be illuminated by LED lights for the first time. After the end of Mela, Allahabad Development Authority would maintain the illumination, confirmed the DM.
?Maintaining cleanliness in mela area is one of the prime motto of officials as the campaign would continue even post mela,” said the DM. Similarly, officials have been directed to assist visitors with maps to help them reach the destination concerned as they coming from far-flung states.