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Kumbh 2019: Kumbh Mela Police, CRPF, NDRF perform mock drill

The Kumbh Mela Police performed a joint mock drill to check their preparedness ahead of Kumbh 2019.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 December 2018, 01:39:22 PM
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The Kumbh Mela Police Uttar Pradesh is leaving no stone unturned to provide security to pilgrims visiting the holy city during one of the largest religious gatherings in the world - the Kumbh Mela. The Kumbh Mela Police along with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) performed a joint mock drill to check their preparedness. (Image Credit: Twitter)
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The mock drill started at around 10 am and top officials of the NDMA were also present. Kumbh Mela Police shared some hair-raising moments of the mock drill on its official Twitter handle.
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The administration is extra cautious this time as the area of the Kumbh Mela has almost doubled this time. This time it will be spread over an area of 45 km from the earlier 20 km radius.
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Also, this is the first time that devotees will be arriving in the city through land, air and water routes. Considering all this, an Integrated Control Command and Centre has been established in the Kumbh area for the first time.
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The Kumbh Mela 2019 will commence on January 15 on Makar Sankranti which will be the first bathing day. Mahashivratri on March 4 will mark the last bathing day.