To ensure safety of pilgrims measures have been taken up to fight against emergencies.
Forty fire stations have been set up along with 15 fire outposts well equipped with the following
A huge manpower has been deployed for the security of Kumbh Mela 2019. Forces such as civil police, traffic police, armed police, coy of central paramilitary force, Jal police, watchman and home guards have been deployed.
Your consciousness and alertness are the main safety.
To closely monitor crowd and events for emergency hazards, 40 watch towers have been installed in the vicinity of Kumbh Mela.
In case of emergencies, special evacuation plans have been integrated with the design for each ghat.
This system is used to integrate multiple departments to provide a monitoring platform. In case of emergencies, the information can be disseminated to all the concerned departments with the help of 2 established ICCCs.
Prayagraj can be accessed from the airport in the city, else it can also be accessed from Varansi which is the nearest popular airport. To reach Kumbh Mela vicinity, the nearest point for shuttle bus services is near Mandar Mod.
Kumbh Mela has also good accessibility through Indian Railways network of North Central Railways, North East Railways, and Northern Railways. Prayagraj is in comfortable approach to major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur etc. Trains can be booked well in advance through IRCTC website https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/. In order to meet the high demand during Kumbh Mela 2019, special train services will be started for the convenience of visitors and pilgrims.
For pilgrims approaching Kumbh Mela 2019 via road can avail the Roadways State Bus facility connecting to most of the major cities within Uttar Pradesh and nearby states. Information on Roadways bus routes can be availed from http://www.upsrtc.com/.
Pilgrims travelling to the Kumbh Mela by private vehicles can avail the facility of parking areas strategically planned to cater the demand from all the major access routes to Prayagraj Kumbh Mela.
The Mela authority along with the police department is establishing 12 high-tech Lost and Found registration centers across the Mela area. These centres will facilitate the lost pilgrims to reunite with their families and friends. This facility will provide digital registration of lost pilgrims at all centers and assist the pilgrims to unite with their kins through below mentioned features
Fire Hazard to fight the disaster related to fire hazard, remedial measures has been taken by the authority that includes utility of modern and innovative firefighting tools. Standard operating procedure has been designed for better efficiency of mitigation strategies.
All 10 super speciality departments provide specialised treatment to serious patients in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Oncosurgery, and CTVS Gastroenterology & Cardiology. Trauma centre to deal with crisis in 40-beded trauma care facility. One dedicated 30 bedded special ward and along with 5 beds in each super speciality at S.R.N. Hospital & other associated hospitals for Kumbh Mela pilgrims.
Flood To fight against flood situations in the Kumbh Mela area, standard operating procedures have been designed and communicated across all the departments. Flood response system is prepared with mitigation equipments such as lifebuoy, life jackets, jetty, sonar system, boats etc.
Stampede Disaster management facilities with dedicated team of doctors & paramedical staffs in case of burn injuries, drowning, stampede etc. with specialised kits. Every Police officer to be informed of traffic plan (including diversions and holdup areas) for prevention of diverting crowd in the wrong direction. Area in charge and inspectors to take stock of barricading arrangements every 2 hours every day to ensure movement of crowds in defined directions. Round the clock, CCTV monitoring of identified high-risk areas for diversion of crowd with appropriate utilisation of public announcement system. Stock emergency equipment and supplies at all high-risk areas (first aid kits, barriers, torches etc.)