KOLKATA: The West Bengal authorities is mulling to arrange an e-snan cellular utility of Gangasagar Mela subsequent yr, a senior official mentioned on Friday.
The e-snan cellular utility would assist these individuals who wouldn’t be capable to go to the Gangasagar Mela as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, he mentioned.
“Those that will be unable to attend the upcoming Gangasagar Mela, the federal government is considering of introducing a cellular utility for e-snan. We have already got an e-darshan app which we had launched final yr. That will also be utilized by those that will be unable to return,” the official mentioned.
A high-end assembly was held on the state secretariat on Thursday to take inventory of the preparations for the Gangasagar Mela, scheduled subsequent mid-January.
There was a dialogue on the precautionary measures for pilgrims who will probably be visiting the pilgrimage subsequent yr, he mentioned.
“Our prime focus will probably be on the precautionary measures of the pilgrims to maintain a test on the COVID-19 an infection. We can’t afford anyone to fall prey to this illness. Therefore, all types of measures are being regarded into,” the bureaucrat mentioned.
The administration can be focussing on arranging for COVID-19 exams for pilgrims and establishing of correct lodging on the Mela space in South 24 Parganas district in order that the security protocols together with bodily distancing half usually are not violated.
“Discussions are on and we’re working,” he added.
It was learnt that the state Irrigation division has been requested to finish dredging on the Sagar to make sure clean crusing of the pilgrims to the island from the mainland, the official added.
Yearly on Makar Sankranti (usually falls on January 14), lakh of pilgrims collect at Sagar island to take a dip on the confluence of the Ganga and Bay of Bengal and supply prayers on the Kapil Muni Temple.