Floating pathways on Yamuna river for Vrindavan Kumbh

The Public Works Department has been assigned the job to install the temporary bridge for commuting across the river Yamuna to reach the Kumbh Mela site. An amount of Rs. 516 lac has already been released to the PWD for different projects assigned to it.

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An extra Pontoon bridge will be installed at the Vrindavan Kumbh Mela to help devotees reach from across the river Yamuna to newly built Devaraha Baba Ghat in Vrindavan by simply walking. There is another pontoon bridge which is installed every year after the monsoon, is already serving the commuters between Keshi Ghat and its other side of the river.

Pontoon bridges are basically floating bridges made of barrels which are installed over the rivers by using floats. It will provide a deck for pedestrian movement by increasing convenience and mobility during the Kumbh Mela.

The Public Works Department has been assigned the job to install the temporary bridge for commuting across the river Yamuna to reach the Kumbh Mela site. An amount of Rs. 516 lac has already been released to the PWD for different projects assigned to it.

Two kilometers checkered plates will be laid along the river for the convenience of the pedestrians. The Parikrama Marg and all the other approach roads will be improved and beautified. The PWD department will lay 18 kilometers of road network at the Mela site.

PWD Executive Engineer Saranveer Singh informed that the Barrels, floats and other materials needed to install the floating pathway have already been brought from Allahabad. The Checkered plates are also reaching Vrindavan in a day or two. The installation process has already begun by filling up the sand in the plastic bags.

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