Police Services

To ensure safety of pilgrims measures have been taken up to fight against emergencies.

Fire service

Forty fire stations have been set up along with 15 fire outposts well equipped with the following

  • Medium and large capacity fire trucks
  • Water mist bikes and jeeps
  • Rescue and foam tender
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire ambulance
  • Breathing apparatus sets

Police and emergency
service manpower

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.

  • In case of fire and emergency, give instant call to Mela Control & fire department at 100 /1920/ 101 / 9454405426.
  • In case of fire make a noise / shout fire alert to alert the nearby people / tents.
  • Stay calm in an emergency situation and with composed mind, using the nearby fire extinguishing equipment keeping a safe distance and without putting yourself in a danger, try to put out the fire. And always remember that fire and smoke are faster than you, so work faster but do not panic and get confused.
  • Always try to identify and remember your closest exit routes and use them in case of emergency.
  • Pay attention to all the public announcements and always remain watchful.
  • Learn your firefighting equipments so well that it can be used correctly in case of fire.
  • Keep a sufficient amount of sand and water in the drum along with basket which can be used to put out the fire if the fire breaks out.
  • Try to take out the persons / children as quickly as possible from the fire-laden pandal / tents. And immediately cut down the ropes holding the tents/pandal. Collapsing the tents / pandal to prevent the fire to spread further. Make sure before cutting the rope of pandal / tents no person is left inside the pandal / tent. Make every effort to fight the fire by using the firefighting equipment / water / sand at nearby available means at that time.
  • In case of cylinder fire, instead of throwing cylinder on the floor try to bring it out in upright and standing position. Also try to cover the cylinder’s burning side with a heavy / wet cloth and try to stop the gas from leaking.
  • While fire department is coming, make every effort to fight the fire and keep yourself safe.
  • In this regards, your consciousness and alertness are the main security.
  • Always keep your surroundings clean and take part in fire safety training programs and drills for fire prevention.
  • Do not store flammable materials in excess such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel, gas, candle, wood etc. in the tent.
  • Do not use sub-standard and leaked gas in pandals and tents and do not fix the gas cylinders into the ground.
  • Never use plastic and synthetic fabrics to make tents.
  • Do not use open fire, burning stove and havan-kund in pandal and tents.
  • Do not use bare and torn electronic wires in pandals and do not use heaters or any overloaded electrical equipment.
  • Do not use bidi, cigarette, chillam etc in tents and beds, and after burning do not throw the burning match stick in the negligent way and ensure before throwing, whether or not it has been extinguished properly.
  • Do not fill oil in burning lamp, stove, lantern, gas light, and do not use petrol or excessive inflammable substance in the stove.
  • Do not cook food in the open during the high air and do not heat the bonfire in the open field during the strong wind.
  • Do not move around with a lamp, candle or open burning fire.
  • Do not leave the fire or the stove in open & unattended, ensure to put the water besides extinguishing it.
  • Do not sit near the havan pond, stove or pot wearing synthetic or fiber made clothes.
  • Do not go to any place from where you cannot come out easily.
  • After burning bidi,cigarettes etc. do not throw the match stick negligently around here and there. Before throwing it, be sure that the match stick was extinguished correctly.
  • Do not damage firefighting equipment installed for water pipeline and fire safety.
  • Do not gather in crowd; do not obstruct the movement of emergency vehicles.
  • Do not park your vehicles in the middle of the road. This can delay the help from reaching you.
  • Never block the emergency roads.
  • Do not panic while reporting fire.
  • Do not interfere in the work of the Fire Department.

Your consciousness and alertness are the main safety.

Watch tower &
Evacuation

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.

Integrated command and
control centres (ICCC)

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.

Traffic Plan

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.

Security Services

Security of pilgrims visiting Kumbh Mela 2019 is at priority on top of all the other aspects. To ensure the security and to maintain order at Kumbh Mela, police has deployed the following measures
  • 4 Police Lines with 40 Police Thanas, 3 Mahila Thanas and 62 Police Outposts are being set up as a part of Kumbh Mela
  • Jal Police to establish 3 Units across the Kumbh river area
  • 1 Mounted Police Line to be established
  • Video Analytics for Crowd Management

Real-Time Video Analysis
for Crowd Management

  • Real-time detection and alert algorithm in overcrowding circumstances
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) System
  • Vehicle detection by color
  • Vehicle search by the vehicle color / license plate and date time combinations
  • Variable Message Display (VMD) Boards
  • Real-time information dissemination of warnings, traffic advice, route guidance and emergency messages
  • Text and graphic based messages display
  • Integrated Traffic Management System

Lost and Found

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

  • Lost person (not carrying mobile) can call and connect with their family/friends through help of Lost and Found centre
  • Lost/missing persons information including the centre name/location where the person is situated at will be displayed at every Lost and Found centre to help family/ friends trace the missing person
  • Public address announcement at the centres for all lost/missing people
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) postings of Lost and Found individuals
  • Police support if lost persons are not claimed by their family/friends within 5 days

Disaster Management

  • Fire Hazard

    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.

  • Epidemic

    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

    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

    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.)