Major share of Mela fund for temporary works
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 08, 2009, 20:45
Haridwar: The Uttarakhand government will release Rs 324 crore for taking up temporary works for next year's Maha Kumbh Mela here.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank after inaugurating 'Haridwar Mahotsav' here, said 75 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 440 crore would be spent on temporary works.

Facilities like water, accommodation would be taken up under temporary projects, while roads would be laid and flyovers constructed under permanent works.

The Supreme Court has given clearance for a bypass at Haridwar which would decongest the area during the Mela, he said.

The Mela is scheduled to start on January 14 on 'Makar Sankranthi'.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, November 08, 2009, 20:45

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