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Round the year light & sound show at Sangam soon

Efforts are being made to start an open-air light and sound show at the Sangam in Prayagraj, showcasing religious fairs and attracting tourists. The show would cost around ₹10 crore and use weather-proof equipment to ensure functionality during the rainy season. The aim is to encourage tourists to stay in Prayagraj instead of moving on to other cities.

An image of Lord Ram floats atop the tent city of Magh Mela as part of a water-laser show on Sangam banks in Prayagraj (HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 11:33 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

MAHAKUMBH-2025: Prayagraj gets nod for 23 projects worth 356 crore

In the first instalment, the government has released ₹108.35 crore to launch the projects, officials said.

Works underway as part of a project sanctioned ahead of Mahakumbh in 2025, in Prayagraj on Friday. The wheel-like structure (in the photo) will be used in the making of pontoon or floating bridges to inter-link the mega tent city to come up on the banks of Sangam. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 07:55 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Three more airlines seek DGCA nod to fly from Prayagraj

If granted clearance, then passengers from Prayagraj will be able to fly directly to Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Patna and Nagpur from 2025, officials said.

The airlines that have sought the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) permission for the launch of their flights from Bamrauli near the city are Tata’s Vistara, Akasa Air and Go First (File)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 12:47 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Mahakumbh-2025: High-end CCTV cameras, AI to help manage crowd at nine Prayagraj rly stations

The Indian railway will install 713 CCTV cameras at nine railway stations in Prayagraj for the Mahakumbh-2025 religious fair to monitor and manage crowds. The cameras will be connected to control rooms and an AI system to assess overcrowding and potential trouble spots in real time. The railway plans to operate 1,200 special trains during the fair from all nine stations to prevent overcrowding at any one location. A gap analysis team has also been established to identify areas for improvement.

A CCTV camera at a railway station. (For Representation)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Ahead of Mahakumbh, Prayagraj temples likely to see massive revamp

As part of the preparations for the mega religious fair, the government aims to complete over 47 permanent and temporary projects in the region, senior state government officials said.

With an estimated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15.42 crore, the beautification of Bhardwaj Ashram’s entrance gate, a corridor development and other beautification works have been proposed, said an official on Saturday. (File)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Prayagraj
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