Fund allocation for Kumbh mela 2015
Apex committee of the state government on the mega event headed by the chief minister has approved Rs 1,052.61 crore for Kumbh plan of the NMC, one-third of the amount i.e., around Rs 350 crore is to be given by the state government, while Rs 350 crore-Rs 400 crore is to be given by the central government. It means that the NMC may get maximum Rs 750 crore from the state and central governments.
During the last Kumbh mela held in 2003-04, the total plan of the district was of Rs 448 crore, including the NMC’s plan of Rs 230 crore, of which the NMC had raised Rs 100 crore on its own.
Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has identified parking areas
The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has identified 23 parking areas, including three large ones, in the city in view of the Kumbh mela scheduled in 2015-16.
Traffic management will be a major challenge for the administration as around 75 lakh people are expected to visit the city during the mela, particularly on auspicious days for the holy dip.
Maharashtra reserves 58-acre residential area in Tapovan for Sadhugram
The Maharashtra government has approved the change in reservation of 58.48 acres of residential area in Tapovan, Panchavati for the proposed Sadhugram, which would accommodate visiting sadhus for the 2015 Kumbh Mela in Nashik. Around 3 lakh sadhus are expected to visit Nashik during Kumbh 2015.
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