The postal department plans to set up floating post offices at Kumbh mela 2013 for the convenience of devotees and seers enjoying their holy dip in the Sangam.
This will help the pilgrims stay in touch with their near and dear ones even while they are bathing. From letters to parcels and from money orders to speed posts, philately, saving accounts and insurance premiums, the All India Post Service would be available right in the waters.
“Every time during the kumbh mela, the India Post sets up temporary post offices to facilitate postal transactions for the visitors who attend the event in huge numbers. But this time, in addition to the temporary post offices, there would be floating post offices as well,” said Sachin Kishore, director postal services, UP headquarters.
The department was making provisions of boats, which would take the letters directly from the devotees and subsequently dispatch the same to their respective destinations, he added.
Sachin told that a gazetted kumbh mela officer (group B) would also be appointed for the purpose. He added that formalities in this regard had already started.
The services would be available at their existing rates and no additional amounts would be charged, he added.