Dehra Dun: With the century`s first Maha
Kumbh slated to be held in Haridwar in 2010, the Uttarakhand
government on Wednesday said construction works related to the mega fair would be completed by end of this month.
Nearly 60 per cent of the total construction work is of
permanent nature and it would be completed by end of this
month. This is for the first time that permanent structures
are being constructed at such a large scale for the fair,
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank told
A budget of Rs 565 crore has been sanctioned for the
Mahakumbh, of which Rs 150 crore have already been spent, he
Five to six crore people are expected to take part in the
fair, spread over an area of 130 sq km --from Haridwar to
Rishikesh, Nishank said.