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Kumbh Mela 2013 in Numbers – Facts

Kumbh Mela held once in 12 years at Allahabad (Prayag – Sangam) in India is the largest ever gathering of human beings for a single purpose in the world. So how big is Kumbh Mela 2013? Here are few numbers and facts to give an idea how big the Mela which begins on January 14, 2013 is.

Kumbha Mela 2013 is spread over 56 days.

100 million people will be participating in the Mela – India Government estimate is 10 crore.

Kumbh Nagri in Prayag (epicenter of the Mela) is spread over 58.03 square km

Total amount of business expected to be done due to Kumbh Mela is 12,000 crore rupees (120 billion rupees)

Jobs created direct and indirect during Kumbh Mela - 650,000

Law and Order
30,000 policemen are on duty during the period.
There are 30 police stations.
45 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Kumbh Nagri
120 CCTV cameras in Allahabad City

Fire department
30 fire stations.
Multi-purpose vehicle with gadgets that can evacuate people trapped in debris
In case of a power failure – fire department can light up an area the size of a football field in around 24 minutes.

800 km of electric wires.
48 power substations.

571 km of water pipe line.
2,200 fire hydrants.
40 water tanks of 18 kilolitres.

300 km of kuchcha drainage
35,000 toilet seats
1,000 sanitation and health workers (including doctors).

A 100-bed central hospital in Kumbh Nagri
10 sector hospitals of 20 beds each
Two infectious diseases hospitals of 20 beds each
A 30-bedded police hospital.
20 first-aid posts
Over 100 ambulances on holy days
Water Ambulances – that ply on river.

Railway - Trains
750 mela special trains would run during Kumbh Mela.
800 railway coaches have been especially allocated in current trains for Mela.

Allahabad Railway station will have 63 booking counters,
7 enquiry centers,
57 lavatories,
96 toilets,
116 water taps,
 6 primary health centers,
1 lost and found centre,
and cloak room

Naini Railway junction will have 38 booking counters,
6 enquiry offices,
32 lavatories,
57 toilets,
54 water taps,
3 primary health centres,
and a lost and found centre

Post office 
10 post office in Kumbha Nagri 
Four mobile post offices 
14 letter boxes 
52 postal officials in Kumbh Nagri
 Special Kumbh Mela Covers

56.20 kilometres of temporary road has been constructed

18 pontoon bridges 

25,800 metric tonne of food grain will be distributed. 
125 food shops – public distribution system 
150 milk distribution points

12 parking slots to accommodate around 70,000 vehicles in the Kumbh area
36 parking slots across Allahabad city to accommodate 162,000 vehicles