Kumbh Mela: Railways to run 12 superfast special trains

 Railways have decided to run 12 superfast special trains between Nasik Road and Howrah on account of Kumbh Mela to be celebrated in Nasik.

Temporary housing facility developed for Kumbh in Nashik

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has here developed a residential area for members of various akhadas, khalsas - religious groups - ahead of the Kumbh Mela which commences this month.

Pune-Nashik seaplane service launched ahead of Kumbh Mela

With the Simhasta Kumbh Mela round the corner, the temple town of Nashik was on Monday connected to Pune by a seaplane service, an official said.

Kumbh Mela: Community radios installed in buses for devotees

In view of the heavy rush of pilgrims expected during the upcoming Kumbh Mela here, the Nashik district administration has arranged for 'community radios' in 3,000 MSRTC buses.

Bombay HC asks Maha govt about plans to tackle river pollution during Kumbh

Expressing serious concern over pollution in Godavari river in view of the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Nashik, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government to inform it within a week what contingency plans it had formulated to clean the river water.

Mahajan reviews arrangements for Kumbh mela

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan reviewed the works going on for the Kumbh mela to be held here next month.

Fadnavis reviews preparations for Kumbh Mela

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday reviewed preparations for the upcoming 'Kumbh Mela' here.

Spell out steps to make Godavari clean: HC to Maharashtra

The Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to declare within a week what steps it would take to make the Godavari river in Nashik, where Kumbh Mela starts next month, pollution-free and its water fit for drinking.

Micro-planning done to manage crowd in Kumbh mela: Police

The city police have done micro-planning for managing crowd and vehicular traffic during the Kumbh mela to begin here from July 17.

Maharashtra govt to focus on crowd management for Nashik 'Kumbh Mela'

The Maharashtra government will focus on crowd management to avoid stampede like situations during the forthcoming 'Kumbh Mela' to be held in Nashik.

550 CCTVs to be installed for Kumbh Mela in Maharashtra ​

As many as 550 CCTV cameras will be installed for security purpose in Trimbakeshwar and Nashik city for the forthcoming Kumbh mela, where over eight crore devotees are likely to arrive, a Maharashtra Home department official said.

NMC plans cleaning of Godavari river on Sabarmati experiment

Ahead of Kumbh Mela, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to clean Godavari river by taking a cue from a similar drive to clean Sabarmarti river in Gujarat as its earlier experiments to use robots for unclogging of the water body came unstuck.

Eight crore devotees likely to attend Kumbh Mela

Maharashtra minister for tribal welfare Vishnu Sawra said here more than eight crore devotees are likely to visit upcoming Kumbh Mela at Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra's Nashik district.

CM order probe into CCTV installation for Kumbh mela in Nashik

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday ordered a probe into alleged charges of corruption in awarding contracts for installation of CCTV cameras in Nashik for the upcoming Sinhastha Kumbh mela.

Uttarakhand Information Commissioner recommends CBI probe in Kumbh Mela

The Information Commission of Uttarakhand on Tuesday recommended to the Chief Secretary a CBI probe in alleged financial irregularities worth Rs 180 crore during the Haridwar Kumbh Mela in 2010 when the BJP was in power in the state.

VHP wants Akbar's fort in Allahabad to be replaced with night shelter

Kicking up a controversy, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday said the fort built by Mughal emperor Akbar on the banks of the river Yamuna here is a "symbol of subjugation of Hindus" and wanted the imposing structure to be replaced with a night shelter for poor pilgrims visiting to have a dip in the holy Sangam.

Kumbh mela preparations reviewed in Nashik

Maharashtra's town planning department has asked the Nashik district administration to ensure all necessary facilities during the Kumbh mela here in July, in view of the expected heavy rush of devotees.

CAG report blames Railways for 2013 Kumbh Mela stampede

The lack of proper coordination and disaster management plan on the part of railways resulted in the stampede at Allahabad station during last year's Maha Kumbh Mela in which 37 persons were killed, the CAG has said.

Sulabh built poor quality toilet during Kumbh for Rs 9.5L: Congress

The state Congress on Monday alleged that Sulabh International organisation constructed a "poor quality" toilet on the banks of Ganga during Kumbh Mela at the cost of Rs 9.5 lakh.

HC refuses 3 months time to Centre over Kumbh Mela funds

The Bombay High Court has refused to grant three months time to the Union Government to decide on the fund allocation for the Kumbh Mela slated to be held in Nashik in 2015.