Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said the saints and seers also agreed to the idea of reducing the scale of the event due to Covid pandemic.
The 2021 Haridwar Kumbh will be held with a restriction on the number of people congregating for the event, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Friday.
The Chief Minister said that passes will be issued to Haridwar Kumbh Mela devotees as the congregation will be numerically restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rawat said that he has taken the decision only having discussions with saints and seers. He also said that they had agreed with the idea of reducing the scale of the event numerically owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr. Rawat said that Kumbh mela should be restricted numerically as it has become necessary that devotees do not crowd and are allowed entry into the Kumbh fair only on the basis of passes.
It has never happened in the history of Kumbh Mela that passes will be issued to devotees for entry to the religious congregation, arguably the largest of its kind in the world.