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Maha Kumbh Mela 2021: Guidelines you need to know before attending pilgrimage

Every person lodging in Ashram or Dharamshala must get an RTPCR COVID-19 negative test report, done 72 hours ahead of reaching Haridwar.

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The graffiti is to make tourists aware of Maha Kumbh’s significance (Image Source: ANI)

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Updated: Feb 10, 2021, 11:50 PM IST

Ahead of the Haridwar Maha Kumbh 2021, the Uttarakhand government has also issued guidelines and standard operating protocols (SOPs) for the upcoming pilgrimage festival. Earlier, the Central government had also issued guidelines and standard operating protocols (SOPs) for the same.
In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines and standard operating protocols (SOPs) Ashram, Dharamshala, Hotel, Restaurant, Guest House, Shop, Commercial Establishment, Religious Place Public Transport, vehicle parking, halting points, ghats, railway stations, bus stations have been issued.
According to the guidelines issued, every person who will be staying in an Ashram or Dharamshala in Haridwar, will have to go through thermal screening. Not only that, every pilgrim must register on the web portal of Maha Kumbh Mela 2021.


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Kumbh Mela 2021: Centre Issues Guidelines, Makes Registration, Medical Certificate Mandatory


The Uttarakhand government on Friday authorised the Garhwal Commissioner and the Kumbh Mela official to allocate works up to worth Rs 5 crore and Rs 2 crore respectively to speed up preparations for the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

Published: January 24, 2021 8:36 PM IST

By India.com News DeskEmailEdited by Victor DasguptaEmail





Kumbh Mela 2021: Centre Issues Guidelines, Makes Registration, Medical Certificate Mandatory


The Modi government on Sunday issued guidelines for the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar in Uttarakhand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the guidelines issued by the government, all devotees desirous of attending the mela must register with Uttarakhand government. They will also have to obtain a compulsory medical certificate from Community Health Centre or district hospital or medical college in their state.
The National Security Guard (NSG) commandos will be deployed at the mela. Uttarakhand Police Commissioner Ashok Kumar said, “To take action against the anti-national elements, two NSG teams will be deployed during Kumbh Mela. The NSG teams will also train our Anti-Terrorist Squad.”

The central government has also acknowledged that since the Mahakumbh receives devotees from various states of the country as well as from abroad, it is necessary to take precaution. To be sure, the state government has asked the Centre for 20,000 additional vaccines. The state COVID-19 Control Room chief Dr Abhishek Tripathi divulged that the state government has sent a proposal for the same to the centre.
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand government on Friday authorised the Garhwal Commissioner and the Kumbh Mela official to allocate works up to worth Rs 5 crore and Rs 2 crore respectively to speed up preparations for the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat here on Friday evening, Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik told reporters.
The mela official has also been authorised to increase the amount to be spent over sanctioned works by 50 per cent if necessary and split works of lengthy nature into two parts, he said.
To promote the Sanskrit language, the cabinet also decided to pay a monthly salary of Rs 15,000 to contractual teachers of the language teaching for more than five years, Rs 25,000 to those teaching for 10 years and Rs 30,000 to those teaching for more than 10 years, Kaushik said.
Contractual teachers of Sanskrit with an M.Phil or PHD degreee will be paid an additional sum of Rs 5,000 per month as per the UGC norms, he said.
As many as 155 contractual teachers of Sanskrit will benefit from the decision, the minister said.
The cabinet also gave its nod to release Rs 3.79 crore for payment of scholarship dues to scheduled caste students of Class 9 and 10 of 2017-18 and 2018-19 sessions.
It also decided to allocate 4.384 hectares of land in Haridwar free of cost to the governing bodies of saints and seers for bhu-samadhi (land burial) of sadhus when they leave for heavenly abode, Kaushik said.


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Friends,
Whats the status of Rishikesh-Devprayag-Rudraprayag-Chopta road ?
I took this route last2 years ago - and major road construction was underway. Had a pathetic ride back then ...
 

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Whats the status of Rishikesh-Devprayag-Rudraprayag-Chopta road ?
I took this route last2 years ago - and major road construction was underway. Had a pathetic ride back then ...
It is made most of the part.
Go without any problem.

Construction will go on regularly at populated places for long.
Other parts are open and wide enough.
 

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Satellite Pics Show "Dangerous" Lake Formed By Uttarakhand Avalanche

Uttarakhand: A part of a glacier broke off and crashed into the river, picking up boulders, debris and massive amounts of silt as it slid down the Rishi Ganga river sweeping away two hydel plants along its path.

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Updated: February 12, 2021 3:04 pm IST


Satellite Pics Show 'Dangerous' Lake Formed By Uttarakhand Avalanche


The satellite images indicate the block on the Ronti, a Himalayan river that flows into the Rishi Ganga.


New Delhi:
High resolution satellite images have identified the exact spot where a "dangerous" lake was formed by the debris of the avalanche that left dozens dead and 200 missing on Sunday. Scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO), the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and others are working on a plan to avoid another disaster, should water from this lake gush through a breach, NDTV has learnt.
"This matter has been taken cognizance of. As we speak, teams are already on the way to the lake side to assess the situation, take a review. Earlier in the morning, teams have overflown the area in choppers and found out.... Even drones, unmanned flights, stakeholder agencies are doing the review of the exact situation on the ground," NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said.
"There's concerted effort to see what's on ground, make an assessment, and follow it up with appropriate action. We're on the job," he added.
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Choppers have taken videos of this artificial lake, which is thrice the length of a football field.

The satellite images indicate the block on the Rishi Ganga that is fed by the fast-flowing Ronti River. The Rishi Ganga subsequently flows in the direction of the Tapovan Hydel power plant, which was severely damaged by the flash flood and debris from the avalanche on February 7.
A part of a glacier broke off and crashed into the river, picking up boulders, debris and massive amounts of silt as it slid down the Rishi Ganga river sweeping away two hydel plants along its path.
A close-up from Wednesday shows the extent of the water build-up and the wall of debris. The worry is that the weight of the water can pierce the wall, which could lead to another flood.

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"We have measured the width and the length of the lake, the wall of debris. That's all coming through, the parameters on which we can act," the NDRF chief said.

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A Garhwal University Professor, YP Sundrial, who went to the spot to assess the aftermath of the disaster, said the lake formation was worrying.


"Right now I am standing at the confluence of the northeast stream and the Rishganga river. The flood started from the northeast stream. The landslide caused temporary damming and blocked the Rishganga river," Professor Sundrial said.


The lake can be breached anytime and can cause more floods, said the expert.


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Lake formation near Rishiganga could pose new threat, satellite images show

The existence of the lake which was formed due to the accumulation of debris carried by Rishiganga was later confirmed through high-resolution satellite images. Experts have said there is a possibility that some changes are still going on in the upper reaches.



Ankit Kumar Manjeet Negi New Delhi/Chamoli
February 12, 2021
UPDATED: February 12, 2021 19:11 IST



Lake formed near Rishiganga. (Image courtesy: Planet Labs Inc)

Even as Uttarakhand's Chamoli is recovering from the tragedy caused by the devastating flash floods, there could be another disaster waiting to happen. First identified by local villagers and Dr Naresh Rana, a geologist at the Garhwal University, the lake poses a serious threat to the ongoing rescue operation as it could lead to another flash flood in the area.
The existence of the lake which was formed due to the accumulation of debris carried by Rishiganga was later confirmed through high-resolution satellite images. Experts have said there is a possibility that some changes are still going on in the upper reaches.



A satellite image shows that the new lake was formed due to silting near Rishiganga. (Image courtesy: Planet Labs Inc)
India Today accessed a satellite image from 2015 which confirms that there was no lake in the area.



A satellite image of Rishiganga before the flash floods shows the absence of the lake. (Image courtesy: Maxar Technologies)
Another set of high-resolution satellite imagery captured from another angle shows the portion created by silting which has blocked the river stream, leading to a sudden formation of the blue-coloured lake.



Satellite image shows the blockage of the Rishiganga. (Image courtesy Maxar Technologies)
On February 7, flash floods triggered by a probable landslide in the higher reaches of the Himalayas led to massive destruction of life and property, including the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) power plant at Chamoli's Tapovan area. As many as 38 bodies have been recovered so far and around 170 people are still missing. Rescue operation at the Tapovan tunnel is underway to rescue the 35 people trapped inside the tunnel.
According to the Central Water Commission, the lake formed on river Rishiganga has a length of 350m and height of 60m with a slope of 10 degrees.

Dr Naresh Rana, who was present at the site where this lake is formed, in a 2.11-minute video showed the way from where the flood emerged. He added that the villagers were able to identify the place from where the landslide occurred because they have seen it before.

Dr Rana further explained that the flood created a temporarily dam, leading to the blockage of the Rishiganga river. He said the blue-coloured lake is visible, and it is clear that the water has been collecting for some time now. “One thing is clear that the Rishiganga river is blocked. In the future, if it breaks down again, there could be floods, and the people involved in the rescue operation could also suffer. The people of Raini village in the Tapovan area of Chamoli are already deeply affected by the disaster,” Dr Rana added.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday said the government is also using satellite imagery to monitor the formation of the lake. "It is almost 400m in length, but its depth is not known. The silt carried by Rishiganga is almost 12m high, but it is not clear how much water the lake contains."
The chief minister also confirmed that a team of scientists is being sent by chopper to survey the lake and attempts are also being made to drop a team. "The Air Force is ready, but we will have to see if we have trained people for this. Once we find trained people, we will drop them to assess the situation and report back," he said.
He further added that "we need to be aware but there is no cause for panic."
Disaster Management Secretary (Incharge) SA Murugesan has written to different agencies, asking them to investigate the flood. He told the agencies that a report should be made available after the investigation. On Thursday, relief and rescue operations had to be stopped after rising water in the river made it difficult for rescuers to go any further.
Murugesan said so far it seems that the lake is formed after Sunday's disaster. "How big the lake is, how dangerous it can be, and other questions can only be answered after an investigation report is received," he added.

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